Dr. Arabia Mollette
About Dr. Arabia Mollette:
Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., Dr. Arabia Mollette grew up in a community within the South Bronx plagued with crime and poverty. When Dr. Mollette was 11 years old, she witnessed her mother’s attempt to commit suicide. At 17, she became a teen mom to a precious baby boy, whose life was tragically taken away at four months. Six years later, her youngest sister was shot and killed while riding in a friend’s car. During these times, she was advised by the physicians to become a doctor and her passion of caring for people to work.
Dr. Arabia applied and was later awarded a full scholarship to study medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba, and learned to speak Spanish fluently. After she successfully graduated from medical school, Mollette completed her residency as an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Tragedies in Dr. Arabia’s life sparked a desire to make a difference in her community. She lives by the words ‘you are a fighter and you will make it.’ “It’s important for children in my community to have role models and I hope that I will be able to inspire and influence them just like other doctors inspired me.”
Areas of interest/expertise:
- How one’s socioeconomic class determines his/her quality of treatment
- How to discern what is factual, as it relates to cures and prevention
- Mental health and wellness maintenance of frontline workers
- Increase in suicide rate among Black women
- Global disease, vaccination and sickness
- The importance of seeking a PCP/How to select a PCP
- International medicine and preventative care – Dr. Arabia has traveled to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda & Sierra Leone to aid in administering proper healthcare
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