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Far Out and Nearby Attracting New Doctors


Known for being both far out and nearby, Ukiah is attracting the attention of those looking for solace and alternative lifestyle. Precisely the reason Jessica Rene Hutchins, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist, is choosing to move from Georgia and take root in Northern California.

“I set out to find the idyllic town that welcomed a healthy way of living” declared Dr. Hutchins.

Two of Dr. Hutchins children have a gluten allergy. “Our family tries to eat gluten free and organic and live as much as possible in a non-toxic environment, which wasn’t always easy with rich southern food readily available. In fact during our first visit to Ukiah while staying at the Stanford House Inn, the owners had prepared an all gluten free breakfast for my family. I knew this was the place for us!” exclaimed Dr. Hutchins.

According to Ukiah Valley Medical Center CEO, Gwen Matthews, Dr. Hutchins nicely rounds out what is becoming a boutique Women’s Health Center which focuses on the complete lifecycle of women’s health. “Dr. Hutchins received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. She then completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.”

In regards to practicing in Ukiah Dr. Hutchins shared, “I enjoy working with expectant mothers and helping to bring new life into our world. I’m also extremely interested in treating women with chronic gynecological diseases such as endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, dysmenorrhea, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain just to name a few.”

In conclusion Dr. Hutchins shared her passion for patient care, “It’s amazing how our bodies can heal themselves if nourished properly—I feel that it’s my job to educate women, and support them through every stage of their lives.”

In addition to relocating to Ukiah, Dr. Hutchins will be joined by her husband Michael, and five children; Emily, Joshua, Michael, Victoria, and Gabriel. She will be seeing patients at the Women’s Health Center located at 1050 N. State Street in Ukiah. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hutchins call (707) 462-2945.