Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

    We are now scheduling routine well woman visits and non-urgent office appointments. Please call our office today to schedule your well woman exam or take advantage of our online scheduling options.

    In an effort to protect you, your loved ones, and our staff from the spread of viruses, we are still limiting our care center to patients only. We also ask that all patients please wear masks or a facial covering when visiting the office.

    The limitation of visitors still includes our obstetrical visits. Patients will not be allowed to have any individual accompany them to their upcoming sonogram and/or upcoming visit. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    Thank you for helping us in our effort to limit the spread of viruses in our community.

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About the Practice

At Capital Women’s Care Bethesda, patients can get all of their women’s healthcare needs addressed. Our professional and friendly office is centrally located in Bethesda, Maryland and serves women in Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, DC.

From young women with questions regarding contraception and painful periods, to those planning pregnancy, and even women struggling with menopause and osteoporosis, our providers deliver the care and compassion women want and deserve.

Our team has over 30 years of experience providing women’s health services, traditional and minimally invasive surgical options, and care for both high and low risk pregnancies. Our team consists of board certified and fellowship trained doctors, a Certified Nurse Midwife, and a Certified Physician Assistant.

Dr. Kirsten Beeson is the newest member of our team. She has received numerous teaching awards while training at The University of Maryland. She also served as Administrative Chief Resident during her final year. Dr Beeson is fluent in Spanish and is excited to show our patients her passion for routine and high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery, and promoting reproductive health for women of all ages. 

Morgan Wilkerson PA-C joined our team in early 2019 and brought along her many years of experience as a women’s specialist to help care for our patients. She has a special interest in the education of our patients and the community and provides monthly blog posts which can be found on our website. Rachael Cleberg, MD, MPH has been able to establish herself as a trusted provider in the local community. She has become a local referral source for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and is also a provider for MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser therapy for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy, vulvar disorders and other conditions associated with the changes of menopause. She continues to provide comprehensive gyn care, as well as general and high risk obstetric services to the women of Maryland and Washington, DC.

Dr. John Gschwend who has consistently been voted both a Washingtonian and Bethesda Top Doc continues to provide both gynecologic and obstetric care and has vast experience in the surgical management of female health concerns. Dr. Gschwend is also a certified provider of MonaLisa Touch Vaginal Laser Therapy. Dr. Deena Kleinerman and midwife Kimberly Severn, CNM both treat all women’s health needs, including routine and benign gynecologic conditions, managing the symptoms of menopause, and obstetric care for our pregnant patients.

At Capital Women’s Care we now proudly offer Virtual Office Visits. Please call our office today to see if your health care concerns can be addressed by our Telemedicine Appointments where you can speak and see your provider from the safety, convenience and comfort of your own home or office.

Another cutting edge service that we now provide is in-office hysteroscopy. This is an in-office procedure to evaluate symptoms such as bleeding and pelvic pain. Office hysteroscopy requires no anesthesia and can be performed with no down time. Our providers are specialists at in office hysteroscopy and are now providing this service for all of our patients. 

Along with traditional OB/GYN services, patients can receive MonaLisa Touch Laser Therapy at Capital Women’s Care Bethesda. This is a non-invasive way to help restore and promote female vaginal health and address some of the changes that may occur with menopause. It is an in office laser therapy that is painless and has no downtime and requires no anesthesia. Be sure to ask one of our providers if MonaLisa Touch Therapy might be right for you.

Patients can also enjoy the convenience of in-office sonography and genetic counselling and testing for pregnancy risk assessment and for hereditary cancer screening. We also provide in house phlebotomy services where patients can conveniently have pregnancy lab tests, general health profiles and STD testing performed before they leave.

We are proud to say that we are one of the only offices offering guaranteed same day appointments as well as online scheduling of visits. Click on the link above to make your appointment or give us a call to schedule your next consultation or exam. We look forward to taking care of you!

Recent Awards

Dr. John Gschwend was voted Top Doc by Bethesda Magazine for 2019!

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MonaLisa Touch

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In-Office Sonography

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Pelvic Muscle Therapy

Treatment for bladder and bowel control

Voiding dysfunction

Pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.

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Laparoscopic Surgery

A minimally invasive surgical option provided by Dr. John Gschwend,  Dr. Rachael Cleberg and Dr. Kirsten Beeson.

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Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I have been a patient of Dr. Kleinerman since the early 80's when she just started out. She has seen me through my single-ness, baby and now the later in life."

    Verified Patient
  • Google

    "My wife has received great service here over the past 6 years. We can personally recommend Dr. Townsend, Dr. Gschwend, and Kim Severn."

    Steven H.
  • Healthgrades

    "I had all of my 3 boys delivered by Dr. Gschwend. I had an emergency c-section as my son went into distress. He was wonderful."

  • Vitals

    "Dr. Gschwend delivered my babies and they all was high risk pregnancies. He cares about his patients, takes time with his patients, and very knowledgeable."

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Capital Women's Care
10215 Fernwood Rd., Suite 250

Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 301-359-6613
Fax: (301) 897 0832
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