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December 26, 2013

Bye-bye, babies

After bringing more than 7,000 lives into the world, a New Castle obstetrician makes his final delivery

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NEW CASTLE —

Teh performed a procedure called a metroplasty to remove the wall and repair the abnormality.

It was a success and she beat the odds. Eversole and her husband, Scott, have a son, Shawn, who is 29. Palumbo is 25. And Eversole has three grandchildren.

Accurate diagnosis was the foundation of her happy endings.

“I wouldn’t be here,” Palumbo said. “He is wonderful to have as a doctor. He was so attentive to me and my husband, and he’s so quirky and funny. I looked forward to appointments.”

There are many others who have several generations in the family seeking Teh’s medical services.

Eversole also highly respects Teh as a person.

“We love him and I hold him in the highest regard for his skills,” she said. “He has a big heart as a physician.”

His sense of humor also extends to his age.

“I’m 29,” he chuckled. Then he modified it to say, “I’m 66 plus.”

Teh will continue to provide gynecology services. And he will always have his pager.

CALMING INFLUENCE

Knowing his adoration of the King, Palumbo asked Teh to sing Elvis to her in the delivery room.

He complied.

That gesture put Palumbo’s mind at ease.

“He calmed me and helped me focus. He was amazing.”

She off-handedly told Teh he couldn’t retire in case she plans to have any more children.

In his nearly 40 years of delivering babies in this area, Teh said more were born from the mid 1970s to mid-1990s; then the rate slowed down.

While nothing has changed in the way babies are born, one significant difference is the number of young mothers.

In Canton, Teh delivered a baby to a 12-year-old.

“The mother’s age has definitely gotten younger.”

What he will miss most is the bond he made with mothers and their babies.

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