As reported just a year and a half ago in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists projected that there would be a shortage of up to nearly 9,000 obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) as of 2020, which will grow to a shortage of up to 22,000 by 2050.
Several regions nationwide were ranked as the most likely to experience the most notable shortages in OB/GYN care providers in the coming years. Thankfully, Southern Maryland was not included in the list of areas that are at risk for shortages of women’s health care providers relevant to their population bases. This is in part because of the attention to expanding women’s health services that has been a priority in recent years for the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Group.
Last year, UM Charles Regional opened our second Women’s Health facility in Waldorf, MD, at The Shops at Lancaster on St. Patricks Drive. This second facility complements our original Women’s Health Facility in La Plata, MD, immediately adjacent to the Charles Regional Medical Center.
UM Charles Regional’s emphasis on Women’s Health services continues in 2021 with the recent addition of three highly-respected health care providers to the Women’s Health team.
Dr. David Caiseda, Board Certified OB/GYN, brings his experience from operating a practice in Puerto Rico and from his recent teaching career at Georgetown University, where he used his expertise as an OB/GYN to instruct and mentor new students in the field. Dr. Caiseda was also the Ambulatory Care Director for the OB/GYN clinical practice at Georgetown for the last five years.
Dr. Lauren Outlaw is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. Originally from Indiana, Dr. Outlaw has extensive experience in international mission work. She spent her fourth year of residency serving Guatemalan women and later in several additional countries through Doctors Without Borders.
Certified Nurse Practitioner Vontrese Warren has joined UM Charles Regional’s Women’s Health team after serving in a reproductive healthcare practice in an urban community.
Expectant mothers who are patients of the UM CRMC Obstetrics Department give birth at our Birthing Center at the Regional Medical Center, regardless of whether they receive care at our La Plata or Waldorf women’s health facilities.
To learn more about UM Charles Regional’s continually expanding commitment to women’s health, please call 301-609-4800 or visit our website.