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”.

May’s Tip from Dr. Polko

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May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia is a serious condition that can develop during pregnancy that is particularly dangerous because many of the signs and symptoms are silent, as well as many are mistaken as “normal” symptoms of pregnancy. High blood pressure is one of the biggest red flags during a pregnancy that can alert your provider that preeclampsia may be developing. Other associated symptoms include but are not limited to swelling, headache, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, sudden weight gain, changes in your vision, shortness of breath, protein in your urine, and hyperreflexia.

Although you are the only person that can report some of these symptoms, here at Southern Maryland Women’s Healthcare, your weight, blood pressure and urine are obtained and tested at each of your visits to ensure that you are being monitored closely for the possible development of preeclampsia. Although the exact cause of preeclampsia is still being studied closely, there are things that you can do to optimize your health to have the best pregnancy possible.

-Eat a good prenatal diet full of vitamins and minerals

-Reduce your consumption of processed foods, refined sugars, and caffeine

-Eliminate all alcohol consumption

-Report all of your medications to your medical provider

-Exercise as tolerated and recommended by your medical provider

-Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water everyday

-Be honest with your medical provider and communicate all of your concerns about you and your baby’s health during your visit

Southern Maryland Women’s Healthcare wishes the happiest and healthiest pregnancy to each and every one of our pregnant mother’s. Please if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are concerned about preeclampsia; make an appointment with one of our providers for evaluation.


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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