Better Health Greater Life is built on a passion for women’s health. 

As OB/GYNs, Better Health Greater Life founders, Dr. Alecia Lovelady and Dr. Janella Thomas-Burse understand the impact that gynecological health has on all aspects of life. When they met in 2001, they discovered a shared desire to be more holistic in their practice. They believe in taking an individualized compassionate approach to care and partner with patients to help them toward the goals of optimal health and being their best.

Better Health Greater Life supports physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing through traditional gynecological care paired with related Soul to Skin services—many of which are also available to men. We invest in ongoing education to continue growing our practice and adding services that enhance our mission of helping each patient enjoy better health and a greater life. 

Meet our Doctors

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Alecia Lovelady M.D.

Board Certified in Gynecology

Dr. Lovelady has been practicing OB/GYN since 2001 and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Lovelady is passionate about preventive care of her patients. Because preventing diseases from happening in the first place is key to helping them achieving the level of health and quality of life they desire.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Lovelady received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia. After that, she went on to earn a second undergraduate degree in industrial engineering. She worked in that field for a while before enrolling in Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where she earned her medical degree. Dr. Lovelady completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Lovelady likes being active. She enjoys all manner of sports, physical training and traveling. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and she is active in her church.

Dedicated to providing compassionate care, Dr. Lovelady is currently accepting new patients.

Janella Thomas-Burse M.D.

Board Certified in Gynecology

Dr. Thomas-Burse has been practicing OB/GYN in metropolitan Atlanta since 1997 and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Whether she’s working in community medicine, teaching, or in private practice, Dr. Thomas-Burse is committed to filling the gap in healthcare disparity in urban areas.

Having spent most of her career in community medicine, Dr. Thomas-Burse has worked at all four of the major community health centers in the metro Atlanta area. She’s also served on the faculty at Philadelphia College of College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia and Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. A firm believer in reaching back to mentor medical students, Dr. Thomas-Burse will tell you it’s never a one-way street. She enjoys what she learns from her students as much as what she teaches.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Thomas-Burse received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of Georgia. She earned her Medical Doctorate in Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine, where she received the Fitzhugh Curtis award from the American Medical Association for the top student in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at her institution.  She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, where she received the award in research.

Dr Thomas-Burse is married and has three children. She has studied taekwondo for many years and enjoys music, traveling and is active in her church.

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Etta Hornsteiner

Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach/Practitioner 

Etta Hornsteiner is a board-certified health and wellbeing practitioner who focuses on helping her clients minimize stress and prevent burnout to experience improved health and wellbeing, and enhanced performance and relationships. She is certified by the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching and by the International Coaching Federation. Additionally, as a certified HeartMath® practitioner, Etta is passionate about helping her clients utilize science-based techniques to transform stress into opportunities of growth.

Etta trained at the Maryland University of Integrative Health and Duke Integrative Medicine where she attained a master’s degree in integrative health and wellness coaching. She holds a master’s in education from Regent University and a bachelor’s degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.

Etta is passionate about seeing people function optimally and live fully. She has a strong interest in bridging the gap between spirituality and physical and mental wellness. This is the focus of her nonprofit organization LiveLiving International Foundation.

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Better Health Greater Life offers a variety of services to help you enjoy better health and a greater life.