Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. is a Gynecologist, Director of the New York Menopause Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Allen is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Director of The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC). Dr. Allen was the recipient of the 2014 American Medical Women’s Association Presidential Award.

by Patricia Yarberry Allen

President Obama,  a Senator for only two years before becoming President of the United States, is a lot like that great cinematic figure Mr. Smith, who went to Washington to represent the common man.  

President Obama, in this first address to Congress on February 24th, focused not only on what our citizens expect of Congress and from this administration, not only on past mistakes. He reminded all Americans that we must work together with hope to pull ourselves out of the mire of this economic crisis.

He challenged all Americans to enrich their education not just for private gain but for the good of our country.

President Obama made it clear that this crisis like so many others in our history is an opportunity we have been waiting for. 
 
He made the financial crisis personal and comprehensible.

He then did the unimaginable.

He made the solutions to our current crises real and certain.

Welcome to Washington, President Obama. 

We have been waiting for you. 

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  • Diane February 26, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Loved your post. You have such a way of distilling the current sentiment.

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  • Carl Nyberg February 25, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. He was elected POTUS in 2008.
    2008 – 2004 = 4 years

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  • Women's Voices For Change February 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Dr. Pat, I love the authority in this post.
    Readers who want to check out something a little too snarky for nonprofit status might want to peek here. Hope is clearly audacious.
    — Chris L.

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  • Women's Voices For Change February 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Dr. Pat, I love the authority in this post.
    Readers who want to check out something a little too snarky for nonprofit status might want to peek here. Hope is clearly audacious.
    — Chris L.

    Reply
  • Women's Voices For Change February 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Dr. Pat, I love the authority in this post.
    Readers who want to check out something a little too snarky for nonprofit status might want to peek here. Hope is clearly audacious.
    — Chris L.

    Reply