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Medical Professional Salute: Ann Rea



Dr. Ann Rea – Columbus, Mississippi 

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?
Physician, specialized in anesthesiology

WHERE DO YOU WORK?
Baptist Golden Triangle Hospital and Columbus Orthopedic Clinic

WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL? TELL US ABOUT A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU.
I evaluate and prepare patients to have anesthesia for surgery, direct the anesthesia care team or give anesthetics personally, perform regional nerve blocks for pain relief, care for patients in the recovery room, give epidurals for labor, and communicate with other doctors to care for patients more efficiently. My day starts around 5:45 am and goes usually until early afternoon. On call, today may continue into tomorrow.

HOW HAS THE CORONAVIRUS AFFECTED YOUR JOB?
We’ve postponed all surgery that can wait 3-4 weeks for now, so our schedule is fairly slim. Still, emergencies occur and babies insist on being born.  Currently, we are waiting for the pandemic to peak in our area and have planned for a variety of case scenarios.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE HORSE BUSINESS AND/OR HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY?
Horses are my over-40 (now way over 40) hobby. I have been competing for about 14 years.

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HORSES IN TRAINING AND IF SO WHO ARE THEY AND WHO IS YOUR TRAINER?
Abernathy Stables, Campbell Stables and Charlie Green Stables—total six in training. Also have a Lined With Cash foal and a Jose’ Jose’ mare being bred to The Dixie Lineman.

TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL HORSE RELATED MEMORY WHETHER IN THE RING, ON THE TRAIL OR AT THE BARN?
Which one? So many memories are special. In 2011, Paroled From San Quenton won a blue ribbon in our Novice division and then got a reserve ribbon in the Novice championship. Could have knocked me over with a feather when they called our number in that preliminary class.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY?
This pandemic will pass, and we’ll be back in the ring before long. Thank you for your consideration for health care givers.

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