Leading Ladies: Dr. Sarah Borders

 

Meet: Dr. Sarah Borders, OB/GYN, Lexington Women's Health

859-264-8811 // 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Ste. 702 // lexingtonwomens.com

 

Tell us about your career path.

I knew I wanted to be a doctor as soon as we studied the human body in the third grade – I never looked back! I started volunteering and shadowing at UK and physician's offices in high school. I was accepted into UK's combined BS/MD program where I received both my BS and MD degree in 7 years, compared to the normal 8 years. I decided to pursue a career in  OB/GYN during my third year of medical school rotations. I received an offer to work at Lexington Women's Health upon graduating residency and have been here since August 2016.

"My husband and I have 2 very spoiled dogs who we treat like children."

 

Who inspires you?

My patients are a constant inspiration to me. They are some of the kindest, strong and most hardworking people I have ever met. I constantly strive to be a better physician to better serve them.

 

How do you balance your obligations?

Babies come at all times of the day, so being an OB/GYN is one of the more challenging careers to find balance. Thankfully, my husband is incredibly supportive and helps out with chores and cooking. My husband and I are about to celebrate 12 years of marriage. We started dating when we were 16! 

COVID-19 has changed my approach to work/life balance by making me realize I need to spend a little more "down time" to recharge occasionally. Exercise has always been extremely important to me. I make the time to exercise at least 5 days a week, no matter how tired I am. Balance is all about setting your priorities!

 

What is your secret weapon for success?

Perseverance with a positive attitude.  Even though the work is challenging and the hours are long, keeping a smile on your face will help those around you remain positive which makes for a more collaborative work environment.