The providers of Capital Women’s Care seek the highest quality medical and
ethical standard in an environment that nurtures the spirits of caring for every woman.


Our physicians and staff are committed to providing a full range of contemporary obstetrical and
gynecological services using a personalized approach, which every patient deserves.

Our Team

  • Lewis Townsend, M.D.
    Lewis Townsend, M.D.


    Dr. Lewis Townsend is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His practice is now limited to Gynecology. Dr. Townsend received his medical degree…

  • John Gschwend, M.D
    John Gschwend, M.D


    Dr. Gschwend grew up in central Illinois. He completed his Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Illinois and Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago and did residency training…

  • Joyce Brody, M.D.
    Joyce Brody, M.D.


    Dr. Joyce Brody completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. She graduated magna cum laude and was honored with Phi Beta Kappa. She remained at the University of Pennsylvania where she…

  • Deena Kleinerman, M.D.
    Deena Kleinerman, M.D.


    Dr. Kleinerman is a native of the DC area. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore where she was Chief Resident. She fulfilled her Public Health Service…

  • Kimberly Severn, C.N.M.
    Kimberly Severn, C.N.M.


    Kimberly Severn CNM grew up in rural western Pennsylvania and received her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980. She worked in labor and delivery caring for high & low risk obstetrical patients. She received her…

  • Cathleen Rizziello, BA, LMT, RDMS
    Cathleen Rizziello, BA, LMT, RDMS

    Lead Sonographer

    Cathleen “Cat” is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology and certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She graduated from Hudson Valley…

Office Hours

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Camalier Building

10215 Fernwood Rd., Suite 250
Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: (301) 897-9817

Fax: (301) 897-0832

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