At Loudoun Women’s Healthcare Associates in Lansdowne, Virginia, Dr. Roopa Duggal, and Dr. Chauncey Stokes, and nurse practitioner Jessica Braun have helped many women who live in Lansdowne and nearby Leesburg, Virginia ensure they have healthy breasts. The providers are regarded by many of their patients as some of the region’s leading breast health specialist.
In medicine, breast health refers to any health issues concerning the breasts. Sagging breasts, nipple tenderness or discharge, inverted nipples, and itching around the breast are all included under the umbrella of breast health, as are treatments for cysts, mammograms, and breast cancer treatments.
While any licensed doctor can legally check the health of a woman’s breasts, gynecologists and OB/GYNs (who focus on both obstetrics and gynecology) are uniquely qualified to check the breasts’ health and treat ailments that afflict them. Gynecology is the study of women’s reproductive system, which includes the breasts. Gynecologists spend years learning about all aspects of women’s reproductive system, and they acquire advanced knowledge of the breasts.
Going to a gynecology for breast-related issues has an additional benefit. Because gynecologists study all parts of women’s reproductive system, they’re experts in women’s health. Women can go to the same gynecologist for breast-related concerns and many other health issues.
Many health insurance plans cover breast health services that are deemed medically appropriate by a gynecologist or OB/GYN. Policies have their own specific coverage terms, conditions, and limits, though, so women should check with their insurer to see what services their particular insurance policy covers.
When deciding who to go to for breast health concerns, women should first look for a licensed and board-certified gynecologist or OB/GYN. Licensed gynecologists and OB/GYNS are legally allowed to practice medicine, and board-certified ones have demonstrated their expertise in gynecology (and possibly obstetrics) by passing a rigorous exam. Women can also look for a provider who is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which further distinguishes gynecologists and OB/GYNs. Providers with this credential often list “F.A.C.O.G.” after their name.
We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
"For a new patient, Dr Duggal truly showed concern and wanted to find a solution to the issue I came for. She built up my history but also inquired about my future plans"
"I had the best prenatal care in this clinic. Everybody is friendly and caring. Love and respect to Dr. Roopa Duggal and the staff, I will be returning again."
"I couldn't have asked for a better OB/GYN to see me through my first pregnancy! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DUGGAL!"
"He delivered my baby by VBAC two weeks ago and did an amazing job!"
"I switched to this practice when I moved to the area and wanted to get pregnant. Dr Stokes and Jessica his NP were very diligent about helping us make this happen."
"I am a new patient of Dr. Stokes and I am already a fan. He provides excellent professional service. He is knowledgeable, caring and easy to work with."
"I love the team - everyone is extremely friendly and they always seem to remember their patients. I always feel very welcome when I go to the office, that I recommend."
"Dr. Duggal came highly recommended when I was looking for someone to do my tubal. All went well with my surgery and recovery. I will use her for my annual well visits."
"Dr. Duggal was extremley kind and patient. My only two request were a pain-free and non c-section delivery. She made both happen."