I read all the reviews about Dr. Hersh before making my first appointment with her in October of 2022. Here is what I will say. Her personality may not be everyone's cup of tea, but she is an OUTSTANDING physician. She took time to educate me on what was going on inside my body, answered all my questions, and at the end of the appointment I had what I needed to make a decision about what was right for me. Leading up to surgery, same experience. Post surgery, I had no surprises, except for how quickly I recovered. Dr. Hersh performed a total hysterectomy on me 2/10/23. I didn't need any prescription pain medication following the surgery and I returned to work after one week of recovery. I would highly recommend her and feel grateful that my research connected me with her. When it comes to my doctors, I want the best and I truly believe she is.
I appreciate an office that demonstrates concern for their patients. The young lady who assisted me at the front desk and the nurse were extremely pleasant. I have been coming here for about 15 yrs and I have not experienced people in your office who did not show kindness. Thank you for your kindness. PA-C Amy, Dr. Smith & Dr. Swanson service have been exceptional.
Wonderful experience from start to finish. The doctors and nurses are knowledgable, professional, gracious and Informative…they were so patient and kind, helping to relieve much of the anxiety associated with a first-time pregnancy. Dr. Hersh has phenomenal bedside mannor, and unsurpassed surgical Precision... ( there is basically no visible scaring from my scheduled cesarean.) Her circumcision and stitches were executed perfectly with no issues. I would highly recommend!
Five star service, care, and professionalism by staff. I had my first visit with Dr. Hersh and she was by far the most thorough doctor I have seen in years. She spent time with me to understand my history and ensured I had all of the necessary tests to ensure I remain healthy. She left no stone unturned and I have to say this was a surprise as I usually have to ask and advocate for myself and she was ahead of me every step of the way. I truly feel I am cared for as we all should expect from our doctors today. In addition, I was surprised to read the reviews on the staff as they were very professional and courteous. I would recommend Dr. Hersh and this practice to any woman looking for care you can trust. Thank you.
I have been seeing Dr. Swanson for about 6 years since I moved to VA. She is a very kind and patient listener. She always provided me very thorough exams and very thoughtful and practical advices with a comprehensive care. I am very grateful for her service and highly recommend her and her office to every female patient wishing to be heard before any rush diagnosis!
If I could give Dr. Hersh 10 starts, I would. She is by far one of the best doctors I've seen in my lifetime. Dr. Hersh takes her time each time I've seen her. She did my hysterectomy in 2016, and she knew that I am a Christian, and she stood in the room with us while my husband prayed with me, my mom, and dad. She explained everything in "plain" English and never let you leave unsure about anything that she discussed. Her nurse (I can't think of her name, sorry) is also wonderful. She makes me laugh all the time because I tell her that Dr. Hersh can take out what's left and we joke and laugh. I have to say, Dr. Hersh and her all-female staff is just the place where every woman should want to visit. Lastly, her front staff. They are all great. Each time I"ve been there, they have all assisted me, and they also make sure I have everything before I leave. Dr. Hersh, keep doing what you do. You are for sure God sent along with your staff. With all the positive and true reviews, I really hope women call to make an appointment so they can also experience what myself and the other women have experienced.
I switched from seeing a PCP to an actual GYN in July 2019. I did some research and found Virginia Women's Health was highly rated and recommended so I made an appointment for my annual with Dr. Mary Smith. She's fabulous and took all the time we needed to talk through some issues I was experiencing. Fast forward 12 months and the issues I was having with fibroids was significant and given my age, as well as being past the point of having children, it was recommended I have a hysterectomy. Dr. Smith recommended I meet with Dr. Hersh to discuss and review. I was terrified because I had never had surgery before but Dr. Hersh talked me through EVERYTHING. If there's one thing she likes to do....it's to make sure you understand every step, what to expect, etc. I never left the office questioning anything we discussed. My surgery was scheduled in August 2020 at Reston Hospital. Dr. Hersh performed the laparascopic surgery with the DaVinci robot. Everything went exactly as planned and I went home that evening a little sore, a lot loopy but feeling pretty good overall. I was "uncomfortable" the first few days but not in a lot of pain. After the 10th day, if I didn't have the incision sites on my abdomen, I wouldn't have known anything had happened. I guess that's one of the major benefits of the robotic surgery is the healing time is dramatically reduced. I had a follow up appointment three weeks after the surgery with Dr. Hersh and then again, at the 6 week mark. Since the surgery, I feel great and have had no issues. It honestly was the best thing I could have ever done. I can't thank Dr. Hersh or her staff at Virginia Women's Health enough for the empathy, care and professionalism.
I just moved to the area and was bummed because I loved my previous OBGYN; but this office did not disappoint. It’s rare to find a place where the receptionist, nurses, AND doctors are warm, friendly, and professional. Great first impression and I will be back!
Dr. Chana-Rivka Foster is the best doctor I have ever had. She takes her time and listens carefully, takes all concerns seriously, and expresses genuine concern. She also makes me feel completely comfortable and valued.
Dr Foster is a wonderful doctor. She is smart, she really cares about you and listens. She’s pro active with any issues. Highly recommend her