Personalized OB/GYN care. Here when you need us.

Also offering virtual telehealth visits
VPFW is a respected OBGYN practice in the greater Richmond area offering personalized, compassionate, gynecologic and obstetric care from your first annual exam through pregnancy, menopause, and beyond.

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When Should You See a Women’s Health Specialist?

While there may be some overlap with women’s health specialists and primary care physicians, reasons for visiting an OB-GYN (obstetrician-gynecologist) aren’t quite the same as why you might need to make an appointment with a local Richmond, VA area doctor that serves the larger public. But when should you see a women’s health specialist versus your regular doctor?

Show MoreWomen have specific health needs
Since an OB-GYN is a specialist that deals with issues that specifically impact women, it’s important to see them for annual well-women exams as well as for any women’s health issues or concerns. In addition to gynecology, pregnancy, and childbirth, OB-GYNs also deal with contraception, infertility, cancer prevention and screenings, breast health, menopause treatment, and other areas of female reproductive health–even beyond the reproductive years.

Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare
At VPFW, a women’s health specialist is a physician for women, but the health issues they screen for at routine visits are not limited to female sexual and reproductive health. While they focus on gynecologic issues, our women’s health specialists conduct comprehensive exams and often catch other health problems such as heart and lung issues, bone density concerns, neurological disorders, depression and anxiety, and more. They look for any type of health risk.

A great relationship with your OB-GYN means always having a champion in your corner that puts compassion and personalized care above all else. Instead of shuttling you through your appointment, VPFW’s women’s health specialists are attentive to your needs and share excellent resources to help you optimize your health. They are advocates for women in today’s health care system.


Comfort and Convenience
VPFW is able to provide compassionate women’s health care when you need it, where you need it. With over 30 providers across six OB-GYN offices in Richmond, VA and the surrounding areas, including Henrico Doctors’, Midlothian Turnpike, Prince George, St. Francis, St. Mary’s, and West Creek, you will be able to find a great OB-GYN near you. The size of our practice means we can offer comprehensive services and convenience, yet our infrastructure allows for the personalized care indicative of a smaller practice.

We are able to offer same-day appointments for urgent needs, and our experienced phone nurses can help answer questions between visits. They can also advise you if you’re not sure whether you need to come in to see an OBGYN provider. And we always have on-call physicians for after-hours emergencies.

If you’d like schedule a visit with one of VPFW’s women’s health specialists, you can set an appointment online, find a location, select a provider, or call us to get started.

Hear why our patients say we're the best OBGYN in Richmond:

  • “I have been to four of their locations, and everyone on staff has been so kind, knowledgeable, helpful, all of the good things. I recommend this practice to everyone woman I know who is looking. The providers I have met always have a smile and know details about me as a person. Here you are not just a number.”

    Alexandra K. (Google review)

  • “I’ve been a patient of this practice for many years from gynecology to dietary. I wouldn’t change to another practice for anything. The physicians and staff are the most friendly and informative people I’ve ever come in contact with at a doctor’s office.”

    Latysha D. (Google review)

  • “The absolute best experience I’ve had in any doctor’s office setting. This was my 1st visit to VPFW, and right away, the energy at this office is upbeat and light. My provider came into the room and greeted me as if I were an old friend. You will be educated and feel cared for by visiting VPFW for your women’s health needs.”

    Devony E. (Google review)

  • “Would highly recommend this practice. The doctors are very competent and there is a doctor to fit every personality. In my experiences it is rare to find such a large practice that has such great doctors and they can all make you feel like their only patient when the situation dictates it. I have been with them for 17 years and counting. They are THE group to go to in the Richmond area.”

    Valerie S. (Google review)