Dr. Kerri Parks, ObGyn, is the mother of four children and has personally battled with postpartum depression after losing her husband to a fatal crash just days before the birth of her 4th child.
Using meditation she has emerged a happy, successful single parent with 4 healthy and happy children. Her labor of love has been the development of "Mommy Meditations," a rare offering of comfort, inspiration, and guidance to new mothers facing challenging times.
Dr. Parks is enthusiastic to share her story and offer this gift of support to the millions of mothers who suffer in silence.
Dr. Parks was born in Texas in 1971. She grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and ultimately graduated from the University of Alabama there in 1992. She went to Medical School at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and completed an internship and residency at USC-Keck/Los Angeles County Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She completed her training in 2000 and is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist operating a private practice in Glendale, California. She has hospital privileges at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Glendale Adventist Hospital, and Verdugo Hills Hospital.
Professionally her interests include adolescent medicine, hormone replacement therapy, and postpartum depression. She has published articles about hormonal fluctuations in women and about sexually transmitted diseases. She participates in many community health organizations such as Glendale Healthy Kids and The Caduceus Club, and is involved in various hospital committees. She also serves as an expert witness in medical malpractice litigation involving Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Parks is the mother of four young children, two girls and two boys, and she has lived in South Pasadena, California since 1998. Her daughter Olivia was born while she was near the end of her residency program in 1999. The birth of her second child, Nicholas, was featured on The Learning Channel’s “A Baby Story” in 2000. Tragically her husband, a well-respected fertility doctor in Glendale, was killed in a car accident the day before her fourth child was born in November of 2006.
She remains active in her community as a Girl Scout Leader, member of the PTA, and Supervisor of her children’s school Safety Patrol. Her personal interests are in hiking, reading, writing, and live music. She has studied and published articles about the History of Medicine and has taken an interest in healthcare reform, but she spends the vast majority of her time caring for her patients in Glendale.