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obgynBond Community Health Center is committed to insuring the health and well-being of women and girls in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.  As such we see all women and girls of any age who have problems with specific women’s health issues or other concerns about which they are more comfortable discussing with women.

Our permanent staff includes:

  • Ms. Blonza Washington, MA, who coordinates schedules, provides counseling for anyone, but more especially pregnant women
  • Marianne Towler, Nurse Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner, who sees patients for a wide range of issues as listed below
  • Pricilla Vidal, OB case manager, who links expectant families to additional health and social support services
  • Dr. Dwight Hooper, Ob-Gyn., who comes as a physician and consultant for all women, but especially for women with serious complications or in need to surgery or hospital intervention. 
  • Dr. Rayavarapu (“Dr.Rao”), Pediatrics, Immediate care of the newborn by

We also have a number of fine nurses who assist us when needed.

The following are some of the services we provide at Bond:

  • Annual complete physicals, including the gyn physical
  • Pregnancy care
    • Prenatal and postpartum care
    • Birth at TMH with Dr. Hooper and others in his practice
    • Immediate care of the newborn by Dr. Rao, Pediatrics
    • Counseling and help through difficult issues surrounding pregnancy
  • Family planning
    • Counseling on all methods
    • Assistance with pills and Nuva Ring
    • Giving and monitoring Depo shots
    • Insertion of Nexplanon
    • Insertion of all types of IUD
  • Gynecology
    • Following abnormal pap tests
    • Menopause or pre-menopause problems (or “no, you are not losing your mind!”)
  • Heavy or missing menstrual periods
  • Infections of all kinds
  • Abnormal bleeding before or after menopause
  • Pelvic pain or pain during sexual relations
  • Early stages of infertility testing
  • Any other women’s health issues that need to be addressed