Located in Rockville, Germantown, and Beltsville, Maryland, we offer the highest quality of gynecologic and gynecologic oncology healthcare, as well as routine care for women and girls of all ages.


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High quality gynecological healthcare

We help our patients take an active role in their own healthcare, and the physicians and staff at Women’s Health Specialists work together with each patient, asking questions and staying informed so you receive the type of care you need.

From your annual gynecologic screening and health maintenance to specialized minimally invasive surgical care and gynecologic oncology, we take your health very seriously.

Click HERE to learn more about our practice.

Meet our Team

Three WHS doctors were featured on the Washingtonian 2018 Top Doctors list. Congratulations to Dr. James Barter, Dr. Albert Steren and Dr. Diane Snyder!

Click HERE to learn more about each member of our team.

News & Views


Surgical Services including: 

Ancillary Services:

Ultrasound (Sonography)

Women's Health Specialists now offers state-of-the-art sonography care for women. Patients can utilize 3D options in addition to traditional ultrasound imaging. We also perform Sonohysterography.

Location: Rockville office

Availability: Every Friday

Preparing for Surgery


What You Need to Know

Our surgical team is committed to providing the highest quality of care to make your surgery as easy as possible.

Please take a moment to read through our Surgical Guide to prepare for your procedure.

More About our Services & Expertise

Watch this video to learn more about the services and surgical expertise offered at Women's Health Specialists.

On June 1, 2017, the first procedure using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital was performed by Albert Steren, MD.

New Patients

Welcome New Patients

During your first visit, we will review your health history and discuss any questions you have about your health.

For a shorter time in the waiting room, please complete your health history in our PATIENT PORTAL before your first visit. After you have booked your first appointment, login to the portal, and then click into your appointment. You will find a link to any forms that can be completed online.

Need to send us your medical records?  Click HERE to get our Medical Records Release Form.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna

  • Alliance

  • Anthem (No Health Keepers)

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • CareFirst

  • Cigna (No Healthspring or net access)

  • GEHA

  • Great West

  • Health Net

  • Humana

  • Johns Hopkins Health

  • Kaiser

  • Lumenos


  • MD Medicaid (No UnitedHealth Care Community Plan; No Medstar; No Maryland Physician Care; No DC)

  • Medicare

  • Multi-Plan


  • Tricare

  • Unicare

  • United Healthcare Choice Plus & PPO

The insurance plans we participate with change regularly. Please call our office if you don't see your insurance carrier listed.

Not on one of our accepted insurances or prefer to self-pay? We offer reduced rates for payment at the time of service. Otherwise, you will be asked to leave a $200 deposit for services rendered.

Surgical Locations

Our team does surgeries and procedures at the following locations:

Advantia Health Indian Creek Surgery Center
12240 Indian Creek Ct, Suite 130
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: (240) 560-5089

Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 754-7000

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
19801 Observation Dr
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: (301) 557-6000

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
9901 Medical Center Dr
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 826-6000

Massachusetts Avenue Surgery Center
6400 Goldsboro Rd, Suite 400
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: (301) 263-0800

State-of-the-art Care


If you and your doctor decide that a minimally invasive surgical treatment is best, your procedure can be done in Advantia Health's state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. Our outpatient surgery center offers opportunity to:

  • Recuperate in the comfort of your home, with family and friends.
  • Save the high costs of hospitalization and return to work sooner.
  • Receive care using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that have earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation.
  • Receive patient and family centered care.

Take a video tour of Advantia Health's Indian Creek Surgery Center.

Patient Portal

We offer patients secure online access to a Patient Portal, which enables you to safely and easily:

  • View lab and test results
  • Pay bills and view billing history
  • Request prescription refills
  • Complete and update medical forms
  • Update your profile and contact information
  • Contact your doctor about non-urgent medical questions

Contact & Locations

Our physicians and providers are available at 2 locations in Maryland: Rockville and Germantown.

Phone & Fax

Phone: (301) 770-4967

Fax: (301) 770-3205

We understand that cancellations happen. If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office 24 hours before your appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours of notice may be subject to a cancellation fee.


Rockville Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

Germantown Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm, Friday: 7:30am - 4pm


8:30am - 4:30pm


6301 Executive Blvd
Rockville, MD 20852

Parking: FREE



12800 Middlebrook Rd, Suite 480
Germantown, MD 20874

Parking: FREE


Beltsville (PG County)

12240 Indian Creek Ct, Suite 130, Beltsville, MD 20705

Parking: FREE