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About the Practice

At Capital Women’s Care - Bethesda, patients get all of their women’s health needs addressed. This professional and friendly office located in Bethesda, Maryland serves women in Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, DC.

From young women dealing with contraception and painful periods, through pregnancy planning and postpartum during the childbearing years, to older women’s issues with menopause and osteoporosis, these doctors provide the care and compassion women want and deserve.

The OB/GYN team consists of three board certified and fellowship trained doctors, a Certified Nurse Midwife, and a Certified Physician Assistant with over 20 years of experience delivering both high and low-risk babies.

Dr. Lewis Townsend focuses solely on gynecology and specializes in laparoscopic gynecological surgeries. Dr. John Gschwend works in both gynecology and obstetrics and has vast experience in women’s health surgeries. Dr. Deena Kleinerman and midwife Kimberly Severn, CNM both treat all women’s health needs, including gynecology, labor, and delivery. The newest member of our team Morgan Wilkerson PA-C brings her years of experience as a women’s specialist to serve the health care needs of women in Maryland and DC. 

Along with traditional OB/GYN services patients can receive cutting-edge MonaLisa TouchⓇ procedures at Capital Women’s Care - Bethesda. This is a non-invasive way to restore the female genitals including tightening the vagina and improving sexual response and confidence.

What’s more, patients can enjoy the convenience of in-office sonography services, allowing them to have everything they need right in the Bethesda office.

We now proudly offer in office phlebotomy services where patients can conveniently have pregnancy lab tests, general health profiles and STD testing performed before they leave. Genetic counseling and testing services will also become available for our patients to assess their hereditary cancer risk and genetic screening will also be provided for our pregnant patients.

Recent Awards

Dr. John Gschwend and Dr. Lewis Townsend were voted Top Docs 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 surgery available with our providers Dr. Townsend and Dr. Gschwend. Click to learn more!

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Accepted Insurance

If you do not see your insurance provider, please call our office for more information on available coverage.

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National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby's life. At Capital Women's Care, we are here to help you with any breastfeeding concerns!

Cord Blood Banking

Cord blood contains stem cells collected from a baby's umbilical cord and placenta that can be used in the treatment of a variety of diseases. The providers at Capital Women's Care are here to help you learn more about your cord blood banking options!

STD Testing

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are both preventable and treatable, but continue to remain on the rise. The providers at Capital Women's Care are here to help you get tested and know your status.


Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I love Dr. Townsend's positive attitude. He is very professional, but always sensitive and caring. He is always ready for you when you arrive for your appointment."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Townsend delivered our child 18 years ago and continues to be my favorite GYN. I trust his skills and decisions."

    Verified Patient
  • 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."

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

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