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Behind the White Coat with Dr. Will Stroud

Behind the White Coat with Dr. Will Stroud

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Will Stroud to our medical staff at Madison Hospital.

A Huntsville native who completed his medical training at the University of South Alabama, Will Stroud, MD, joined OB/GYN Associates last summer and has become a familiar sight in our Labor & Delivery Unit. We posed a few questions to Dr. Stroud to help you get to know him better.

What’s it been like coming back home to work as a physician?
Returning home after 12 years has been more welcoming and gratifying than I anticipated. There were a number of Huntsville Hospital physicians and nurses who played a significant role in my decision to become a physician. To see them after I followed their inspiration has been truly rewarding. The team at OB/GYN Associates is incredible to work with, and they made the transition from residency to private practice feel seamless. Some moms-to-be are driving long distances to have their baby at Madison Hospital.

What makes Madison Hospital such an attractive place to give birth?
The nurses at Madison Hospital pour their hearts into their patients. They work really hard to individualize the patient’s delivery experience. A number of my patients have told me they have continued to communicate with their nurses via Facebook well after their delivery. Madison Hospital also offers patients a welcoming environment, and the patient’s comfort is boosted by knowing that Labor & Delivery offers the latest equipment and technology.

A few months ago, you delivered a baby that was talked about on national TV. What’s the story there?
One of the labor and delivery nurses I worked with during my medical residency in Mobile became pregnant and moved to Huntsville. When I moved a few months later, she decided to have her prenatal care with OB/GYN Associates and her delivery at Madison Hospital – even though she lives in Hampton Cove. I was very humbled by that. I didn’t know it at the time, but her uncle is MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. He mentioned the delivery with great fanfare on his talk show, Morning Joe.

If you weren’t a physician, what would you be doing for a career?Stroud Story Photo
Sometimes I feel like a serial entrepreneur who wants to invent. I have written the code required for three internet storefront businesses I started, built a multi-layered computer to mine bitcoins, and have made numerous objects from my 3D printer, the most recent of which is starting a prosthetic hand that may actually be used by kids who can’t afford prostheses. One day, I hope to make a difference in my profession by inventing a technology that enhances OB/GYN patient care.