Jacqueline Walters, MD affectionately known as, Dr. Jackie, is a board certified Ob/Gyn based in Atlanta, GA. With Atlanta being the hub of Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Little Women: Atlanta, Tyler Perry Studios, Quality Control, So So Def, Dish Nation and many other entertainment powerhouses, it is now dubbed the new 'Black Hollywood.’
You may have seen Dr. Jackie’s appearances on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta or the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Or, you may have have seen her in Essence, Rolling Out, People or Black Enterprise. She is a celebrity Ob/Gyn serving celebrities and the elite of Atlanta. Dr. Jackie is a star on Bravo’s Married to Medicine.
Her role on Married to Medicine gives us some behind the scenes insights to her life as a dedicated doctor and women’s health advocate. We get to see her devotion to her patients, community, friends, and family.
Dr. Jackie is the definition of a southern belle with brains. Born in Port Gibson, Mississippi, she brings a regal charm to her patient care. Dr. Jackie completed her undergrad studies at the University of Mississippi and Alcorn State University and went to medical school at University of Mississippi School of Medicine. After completing her residency at Mercer University, she partnered with Northside Hospital in Atlanta and has been in practice for over 23 years.
Dr. Jackie has become a household name because in part because of the celebrity clients she has served. Here’s a snippet of her high-profile clientele: Kandi Burruss, Tameka Tiny Harris, Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Jessica Dime, Eva Marcille, and Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Taking a look at Dr. Jackie and Comprehensive Women’s OBGYN’s (her practice), Instagram pages it’s apparent why she is so loved. She dotes on her patients and takes pride in healthy infants. Doctors who feel like they are more apart of the community take interest in the long-term well-being of children. Their compassion and care extends past delivery. It’s not rare to find infants and toddlers on Dr. Jackie’s social media and their healthy mothers.
Dr. Jackie is a survivor of breast cancer. She takes a holistic approach to breast cancer awareness including her fitness initiative, Fitni. She promotes that breast cancer prevention is more than yearly mammograms. She inspires women to be fit and eat healthily.
Dr. Jackie’s most famed advice about vaginal care is to only use warm water to clean the vagina. She says the vagina is like a “self-cleaning oven” that does not douches, soaps or perfumes. She encourages women to embrace their natural self and become conscious and aware of the vagina and female reproductive health system.
What is your favorite piece of advice from Dr. Jackie? What inspires you about her life?