Advanced Technology

We have the technology that allows us to provide you with non-evasive strategies for care.

OB/Gynecological Care Solutions

Our clinic has a full array of services for every woman’s healthcare needs.

24/7 Availability

Our providers and midwives are on call for your emergency care needs.


What foods should I avoid while I am pregnant?
What can I do for morning sickness?
My doctor told me I had Group B Strep (GBS). What does that mean?
How long can I keep working?
I don’t feel my baby moving as much as usual. Should I worry?
When should I call my provider?

 Why Us?

Mission Statement

We at Southern Maryland Women’s Healthcare, P.A., look forward to not only meeting, but exceeding your obstetric and gynecologic needs. We work closely with several sub-specialists in the Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis areas to provide optimum care. We have special interests in pediatric, adolescent and geriatric gynecology, postmenopausal care, urogynecology, infertility, and minimally invasive surgery.

Great Locations

With two locations, you can bet that you will be seen promptly when you need care most.

Friendly Staff

Our staff is caring and committed to providing the best treatment with a smile.


Partnering with St. Mary’s Hospital Birthing Center.

Where you can have the “comforts of home”.

November’s Tip from Dr. Polko

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a disease in which the glucose (sugar) levels in the blood are higher than normal. Most everything that you eat is turned into glucose and is used by your body for energy. When you have diabetes, your pancreas which is responsible for making the insulin to regulate your blood sugar, is either not able to produce enough, or your body is not about to utilize the insulin properly. This results in elevated blood glucose levels. Having elevated blood glucose levels could potentially cause damage to your other organs.

There are three types of Diabetes. Type 1: The pancreas makes little or no insulin (a hormone in the body to help get glucose (sugar) into the cells of the body) so the body can’t use blood sugar for energy. Type 2: The body either makes too little insulin or the insulin that is made is unable to help cells use blood sugar for energy. Gestational: This is a type of diabetes that is first seen or diagnosed in a pregnant woman. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that is similar to type 2 but it is first seen or diagnosed when a woman is pregnant.

Routine glucose testing occurs between 24 and 28 weeks gestation. If you have a history of gestational diabetes or if you are at an elevated risk for developing gestational diabetes, the provider might opt to screen you for diabetes earlier in your pregnancy.

If you develop gestational diabetes during your pregnancy, you can plan to meet with a dietician who will help you develop a plan for eating healthy while pregnant. The dietician will also teach you how to monitor and log your glucose levels. Those glucose logs will be shown to your provider every week to ensure that they are at an appropriate level. Those mothers with gestational diabetes will have weekly visits with their provider to ensure levels are normal and to monitor mom and baby closely.

Those mothers with gestational diabetes are at an elevated risk of having larger babies as well as having babies that have difficulty maintaining their blood glucose level after they are born. For this reason babies who are born to mothers that have gestational diabetes will have their blood sugar monitored after they are born. This is done through obtaining a single drop of blood from the baby’s heal. If you have further questions or concerns about diabetes please don’t hesitate to speak with one of our licensed healthcare providers.


Every part of my pregnancy, labor, and delivery experience here was good! I would recommend this practice/midwives to anyone.

Our Clinic’s Cesarean Rates:

The national average is 33%

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