4401 South Orange Ave., Suite 108, Orlando, FL 32806
Orlando Health Physician Associates
TO BE A DOCTOR OR NOT TO BE A DOCTOR– that was never a question for Dr. Pamela Cates-Smith. She knew at the tender age of 5 that she wanted to be a doctor and 40 years later, she has achieved that goal and so much more through faith and family.
Pamela Cates-Smith, M.D., is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist with Orlando Health Physician Associates since 2009. She cares for women throughout all stages of life and from all walks of life. She has a special interest in adolescent gynecology, irregular menstrual cycles and higher risk obstetrics. In her career, she has been awarded the Patients Choice Award, Most Compassionate Doctor, Woman of the Year award in 2013 by the National Association of Professional Women and most notably, Top OB-GYN Physician in Florida in 2018. She also currently serves as the medical director for The Pregnancy Center.
A graduate of Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts in Gary, Indiana, Pamela received her pre-med bachelor’s degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C., along with her identical twin sister Dr. Patrice Cates-Lonberger, graduating summa cum laude, ranking first and second respectively in their 1998 graduating class. Medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis followed, where she found her specialty.
Cates-Smith said as a child, she had the idea of being a doctor as a way “of wanting to help others.” She had a fascination with educating them to be well. When her aunt died of cervical cancer, Cates-Smith said her focus became Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Cates-Smith and her twin sister Dr. Cates-Lonberger are co-founders of Grace Girls Foundation, Inc. where their mission is dedicated to promote and empower girls to develop self-esteem, self-worth, and self awareness through character development, community service, leadership and scholarship. Grace Girls will discover that they are leaders with spiritual gifts in every aspect of their lives and will always remember “there but for the grace of God go I.”
Dr. Cates-Smith stands on the scripture, Romans 8:28:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”
Her greatest professional and personal achievement is the ability to maintain balance between career and family including her husband and 2 children, daughter, Giselle age 10 and son, Gavin age 7. She enjoys traveling, exercising, liturgical dancing, fine dining and spending time with family.
Dr. Cates-Smith is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most insurance plans. She is delighted and excited to consult with you. Please call her office at 407-207-5717.