Paula Orr, MD
Dr. Paula Orr, is a native of Baltimore Maryland and has called Charleston, SC home for the last 23 years.
For the past twenty years, she has worked at her passion in women’s health as the physician and owner of Charleston’s Women’s Wellness Center and medical director for Charleston Health and Wellness Medi-Spa. Her private practice specializes in preventative and alternative health for women in gynecology that includes bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and weight management.
Dr. Orr graduated medical school from Wayne State University in Detroit. She completed her residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where she served as Administrative Chief Resident for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She is very active in the community, and has served on the board of numerous organizations and business. She served on the Board of the Komen Charleston Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for three years and served as the only woman and only African- American on the Board of Trustees for The Medical University of South Carolina from 2002-2010.
Dr. Orr has received numerous community accolades including but not limited to the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, MOJA Arts Festival Community Tribute for contributions in Medicine, and the National Council of Negro Women’s outstanding Community Leader award in medicine. Dr Orr was listed by Essence Magazine as one of the reader’s choice for gynecologist we love.
Dr Orr is a member of the Charleston Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated, The National Council of Negro Women, Bethune Leonard Section and currently serves as President of The Charleston(SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She attends Royal Missionary Baptist Church where she is active with the deaconess ministry and the teen girl ministry.
Dr. Orr is married to John Orr, Jr and the mother of four beautiful children.