Shantae F. Mangaroo, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born in Bronx, N.Y. to Jamaican parents. I then moved to Decatur, Ga. at age 2, which is where I grew up. I attended Tuskegee University and received my bachelor's degree in biology. After college, I went to medical school and completed my residency training at Morehouse School of Medicine.
My mother is a nurse, and through her I got to see how gratifying helping others could be. I knew from childhood that I wanted to help others via medicine. At 14, after sustaining a very serious knee injury resulting in multiple surgeries, I was fully introduced to the world of medicine. This was the catalyst for both a spiritual and intellectual journey that marked a significant milestone in my life and solidified my decision to pursue a career as a medical doctor.
I am motivated to offer the physiological care associated with addressing debilitating diseases through educating and guiding our members through the healing process.
About my practice
I aim to be a family physician that arms our members with accurate information regarding their bodies or diseases, in addition to being part of their support system. But more importantly, I aim to be that "happy smiling face" that patients are excited to see when they come in for a visit. I want members who have to deal with a mental or physical impairment to feel comfortable in their own skin, enjoy life, and not feel alone in their struggle. I look forward to the chance to demonstrate kindness and caring to the patients who want to get better and have a comfortable journey doing so.
I also care for members of all ages.
How I thrive
My personal motto is, "Think happy thoughts." I am fortunate to have a tight-knit family, in which I am very close to my parents and younger brother. My family is the reason I am who I am today through their sacrifice and support.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, reading fiction novels, watching adventure/drama movies, listening to music, and traveling the world. I love soccer, as I played from age 5 through high school. I am also involved in the community and I continue to volunteer at Morehouse School of Medicine working with medical students and residents.