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We see you. We hear you. We stand with you.

The Group for Women stands with our community in disapproval to the overt racism and inherent /implicit bias present in our society. The discrimination carries over into the health care setting and continues to impact underrepresented minorities who continue to experience a higher mortality rate. Racism and bias in any setting is unacceptable. We are… Read more »


Thanks to all of you for voting in The Pilot Readers’ Choice Awards Best of 2018 contest! The 25th annual Reader’s Choice Awards with over 120,000 votes revealed The Group for Women winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze!!   There are separate categories: Best OB/GYN Specific (meaning we are only competing against other OB/GYN practices… Read more »

2016 Physician Excellence Award for Dr. Michael Speckhart

PHYSICIAN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2016 Congratulations to our first recipient: Dr. Michael Speckhart In its inaugural year, Sentara Leigh Hospital has established the Physician Excellence Award which seeks to annually recognize physicians who are distinguished for their commitment to their patients and their team members. The annual winner will have his/her name and picture placed on… Read more »

The Group For Women Win 2 “Best of Hampton Roads” Awards

The Group For Women won three awards recently in a “Best of Hampton Roads” contest held by The Virginia-Pilot. Chesapeake = 1: Best OBGYN GOLD! Norfolk = 2: Doctor/Health Care Provider Silver Award and OBGYN Silver Award. Our thanks go out to YOU, are patients. We sincerely appreciate your confidence and trust and thank you for voting for… Read more »

TGFW now offering the MonaLisa Touch

As many as 50% of postmenopausal women are suffering from changes to their vaginal health. When estrogen levels decline after menopause, many changes can occur. Some of these changes include vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, burning or itching.  Millions of women experience changes in their gynecologic health that interfere with their personal lives as a consequence…. Read more »

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Events

Here’s a set of photos of the TGFW “BOOBIE BRIGADE” after the Tidewater Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” on Saturday October 10, 2015. TGFW’s team ran/walked the 5k. Leading the pack was Dr. Daniel Noffsinger who ran the 5k in 27mins!!!! 2nd fastest in his age bracket (only 2 ½ minutes difference from the first… Read more »

Later Childbearing: What is Important to Know for Those over 35

As medicine continues to improve and allows women in their 30s, and even 40s, the opportunity to continue having children there are concerns which must be addressed. The two largest concerns include lessened fertility and health problems; let’s look closer at each of these. There truly is no precise age at which we can say… Read more »

What to Expect During Menopause

The average age women experience menopause is around 51 years of age.  At this point, the ovaries begin to make less estrogen.  In fact, one of the most common signals of approaching menopause is a chance in your menstrual cycle.  A lighter or heavier flow than normal may appear and even skipping one or more… Read more »

IUDs: What Are Your Options?

What is an Intrauterine Device (IUD)? When it comes to birth control, the Intrauterine Device (IUD) offers a safe, effective and reversible protection against pregnancy. There are currently two types of IUDs available for women; the hormonal IUD and the copper IUD. Let’s look more closely at each of these options. The Hormonal IUD: This… Read more »