Comprehensive healthcare is important for every woman’s well-being, and an important part of that is seeing a gynecologist regularly. These appointments have much more to offer than physical exams and pap smears. They are an essential aspect of every woman’s healthcare. You’ll find assistance with nutrition, mental health, and more. At Tidewater Physicians for Women, we offer complete women’s care in Virginia Beach and Norfolk that not only treats existing health conditions but also helps to prevent future health problems.
We tailor our services to meet the needs of patients of all ages and walks of life. Teens, young professionals, pregnant women, nursing mothers, women experiencing menopause, and women in their golden years can all find the caring, personalized healthcare they need and deserve at our facility. Our OB/GYN doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals have experience dealing with a range of health conditions. This is a safe space where you can get the treatment you need for any gynecological condition. We also provide actionable advice to prevent future health problems.
If you are ready to take control of your health, Tidewater Physicians is happy to help. We offer comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology medical services for women with a team-based approach that focuses on quality, technology, and empathy. We accept most PPO and MHO plans in the Hampton Roads area as well as Medicare. Schedule your appointment today to take the first step towards accessing high-quality care.
The doctors at Tidewater Physicians for Women offer comprehensive obstetric and gynecological services. They offer preventive care, diagnose and treat problems with your reproductive organs, provide birth control, and take care of you before, during, and after pregnancy. You can also receive other services including:
A gynecological appointment can be quite comprehensive, but we keep the process easy for our patients. In fact, you may be surprised by how relaxed it is, especially once you get to know your doctor.
The first step is generally a review of your personal and family history to establish any tendencies toward certain health conditions that could be genetic. We’ll also ask you about any current health problems you may have and which medications you’re taking. As some medicines interact negatively with others, we need to know about your current medical condition to offer the best treatment options.
Then, your doctor will go over your lifestyle. This includes alcohol consumption, drug use, diet, exercise habits, and your housing situation. Mental health factors are also evaluated, such as how you handle stress and your responsibilities. Mental health affects physical health, and one of our specialties is providing therapy and counseling services.
Gynecologists focus on women’s health, so you can also expect discussions about pregnancy or birth control, depending on your current needs. If you are approaching or past age 40, we’ll discuss menopause and healthy aging.
Physical exams are generally what people dread the most during gynecology appointments. However, they are not always necessary. They typically depend on your age or extenuating circumstances rather than being a necessity for every visit. Remember, annual exams don’t have to take place every visit.
If you do receive a physical exam, it may include a pelvic exam, a cervical cancer screening, and a breast exam. If you come for a well woman exam, your gynecologist will provide the above-mentioned exams as well as STI testing/treatment, a nutritional evaluation, and chronic health screenings. Care options depend on your age, current state of health, and other factors. We adapt our services depending on what you need personally.
The first visit to a gynecologist for teenage girls should be scheduled between the ages of 13-15 years. There’s no need to get anxious because this first visit does not include a pelvic exam. The goal is to meet the doctor, develop a relationship, and talk about age-appropriate issues such as development, body image, weight management, and immunizations. This is also a good time to talk about contraception and preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
Before the age of 21, there’s no need to schedule a pelvic examination unless symptoms indicate a problem or you’re sexually active and need birth control. You should get a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer at age 21, then every three years between the ages of 21-29, and every five years if you’re 30-65.
After you turn 21, your doctor at Tidewater Physicians for Women will recommend how often you should come in for a checkup and get a Pap smear based on your overall health, age, sexual activity, and medical history. Regular preventive care is always important to protect your health and detect problems early.
The doctors at Tidewater Physicians for Women offer comprehensive obstetric and gynecological services, including:
Yes, you can receive counseling at Tidewater Physicians for Women. In fact, we’re proud to uniquely offer the services of Licensed Professional Counselors, a division of our comprehensive women’s health services.
Our counselor is a mental health professional trained to provide therapy to individuals, families, and groups. She also works in conjunction with physicians when medication is needed. The therapist is here to help with:
The counseling services at Tidewater Physicians for Women are available for new and established patients, so please contact us for an appointment if you need emotional support and guidance. Virtual counseling appointments are available.
In the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas, Tidewater Physicians has over 15 providers on staff, including FACOG members. FACOG membership shows that doctors providing obstetrics and gynecology services have passed extensive examinations. FACOG members must also meet other criteria and show they are committed to staying abreast of current medical guidelines, new treatment options, and other obstetrics and gynecology-related developments. We also have several certified nurse practitioners who have the experience and expertise needed to help our doctors provide women with top-tier, complete women’s care. Finally, we offer a licensed clinical social worker.
“I am a current patient and love this practice. They can squeeze me in the same day, are super professional & kind, and every provider or NP I have seen has been so wonderful. Dr. Romeiser is amazing and I look forward to working with her as we start our family!” -Tess C.
“I’m a little blown away by how amazing this place is. I was really scared since this is my first time being pregnant in this area.. but I love Tidewater Physicians. They were fast, really kind, helpful, and caring and I feel like I’m getting really good care. I’ve been to a lot of places in different states and I think this place is one of the best I’ve been to.” -Ashlee H.
“I have been a patient of Dr Wilkes for 25 years. He is always so thorough and takes the time to sit and talk with me every visit. He is kind and truly cares for his patients. The office staff are all amazing. So much so that my daughter complimented them all after her first appointment. I love the fact that in this day and age, the same practice that delivered my babies is now seeing my oldest as a patient.” -Stephanie C.
“Dr. Connor is truly amazing. She always takes the time to explain things and make me feel comfortable. Even though she is busy she always makes sure she has time to talk with me and put me at ease, always finding an answer to my questions. She is thoughtful and kind, along with all of her staff and nurses in the office! – Megan W.
“From check-in to checkout everyone was kind, courteous, thorough, and professional…an overall pleasant experience.” – Elizabeth P.
We know that visiting the OB/GYN can be an intimidating and daunting experience. That’s why we work to make it easier than ever before. Our comprehensive care is always administered by caring and empathetic individuals letting you get the specialty care you deserve with a comforting bedside manner and without judgments.
To take the first step towards bettering your health in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and beyond, get in touch with Tidewater Physicians, a division of Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care, online or at 757-461-3890 to speak with a team member and schedule an appointment as a new patient with a doctor today.
Our Virginia Beach office address is 828 Healthy Way, #330, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. We’re a 10 to 15-minute drive (north) from Sentara Princess Anne Hospital at Glenn Mitchell Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. We are about 22 to 25 minutes (south) from Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital on 1080 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach.
Our Norfolk office is 884 Kempsville Road #208, Norfolk, VA 23502. Our office is a five-minute walk from Sentara Surgery Specialists at 6251 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA 23502.