January 29, 2018

NEA Baptist Expands Women’s Health Services with New Doctors

gynecology pregnancy women's health

Michael Ketcham, DO

NEA Baptist has announced the addition of Dr. Michael Ketcham and Dr. Jodi Turano to the team at NEA Baptist Women’s Clinic. Drs. Ketcham and Turano are now working with the OBGYN team to provide high quality, specialized healthcare for women and are now accepting patients.


Michael C. Ketcham, DO, attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in West Islip, NY, where he later served as a clinical instructor. Dr. Ketcham is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has provided care for patients in New York and Virginia since 2002. He has also conducted research on the effects of glucose on pregnancy and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.

Jodi Turano, DO, grew up in Northport, NY and attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed her residency. She also completed a one month  intensive fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY in 2006. Dr. Turano is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has served as an OB/GYN physician since 2008. She has also been published in the Journal of American Medical Association.

Most recently, Dr. Turano and her husband, Dr. Michael Ketcham, OBGYN, have been practicing at a clinic/hospital in Virginia.

As OBGYN’s, Dr. Ketcham and Dr. Turano provide a variety of women’s related services, seeing patients from adolescence all the way through menopause. These services include wellness check-ups, prenatal care and delivery at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, and a spectrum of gynecological related procedures.

Dr. Ketcham and Dr. Turano are a husband/wife team. They enjoy spending time with their seven year old daughter. Dr. Ketcham stated, “My wife and I are looking forward to making our main hobby family time at this point in our life.” Dr. Ketcham went on to say that he and his wife, “are looking forward to taking care of the women of Jonesboro.” Dr. Turano added, “We moved to Jonesboro for a better quality of life and better family time. We are excited about being here and joining the team at NEA Baptist.”

NEA Baptist Health System comprises NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care and NEA Baptist Clinic, northeast Arkansas’ largest physician group. The 228-bed hospital offers cancer care, heart care through the Heart Center, labor and delivery services through the hospital’s Women’s Center, as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care, and surgical services including weight loss surgery, neurology, respiratory care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. NEA Baptist Clinic’s over 100 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services, from pediatrics to orthopedic services.