Our Goal is to
provide the highest quality service to our patients. We will continuously evaluate the results of our efforts by how effectively we meet the needs of our patients.
Our providers take time to listen carefully to your health concerns every time you visit. We strive to answer your questions with care, making you feel comfortable with your experience at The Woman's Center. We believe your healthcare needs are to be delivered with skill, experience, comfort, compassion, respect and the personal attention you deserve. We are committed to establishing and maintaining long lasting relationships with our patients.
All of our physicians are Board Certified in Gynecology. Many of our physicians are also members of the American College of Surgeons. We actively participate in continuing medical education to stay on top of the latest in women's health so you are assured access to the most effective medical care available.
Dr. Hoover received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same institution. Dr. Hoover is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hoover has two grown children and resides in Waynesboro with his wife. His outside interests include tennis, winter sports, travel and gardening.
Dr. Hoover's special interests include gynecological ultrasound and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Brooks grew up in Iowa but fell in love with the Shenandoah Valley while at UVa. He received his medical degree from the Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Brooks is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brooks lives in Waynesboro with his wife and four children. He enjoys hiking, racquetball and softball.
Dr. Brooks's special interest include Advanced Laparoscopy.
Dr. Simms received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She went on to receive her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and then completed her residency at the University of Virginia Health Systems.
Dr. Simms resides in Afton, Virginia with husband and infant daughter.
Nancy received her Bachelor of Science degree at MCU/VCU and certification as a Nurse Practitioner from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. She resides in Lexington with her family.
Chesney received her Bachelor of Science in Bio-Chemistry at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Mary Baldwin University. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted research on cellular changes that could lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She is from Orlando, Florida where she worked at Walt Disney World and was given the opportunity to travel the world working for this global company. She currently resides in Harrisonburg with her dog and guinea pig and enjoys exploring her new home in the Shenandoah Valley, reading, and traveling
Our staff is available to answer your phone calls from 8:00 am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. If you are an established patient and have an after-hours medical emergency that cannot wait until the office is open, a physician is always available on call to advise you. If your medical condition is a life threatening emergency, please call 911 to have the rescue squad transport you to the Emergency Room.
Becoming a new patient is simple. If you are transferring your care from another physician, call the office for an appointment. Our staff will schedule you an appointment with the provider of your choice. Our staff is available to answer your phone calls and questions from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are transferring your care from another physician, stop by our Fishersville office and we will complete the forms necessary to transfer your records to our office.
We are pleased to offer services for women of all ages and stages of life and are accepting new patients. All of our physicians have admitting privileges at Augusta Health located in Fishersville. Our group provides a dedicated physician on call 24/7 for your care. For your convenience our office is located on the Augusta Health campus.
The Woman's Center is thrilled to announce we have launched a new solution that enables you to communicate with us more quickly, easily, and on your schedule. This new solution is a
secure patient portal that delivers self-service capabilities for you to manage your healthcare at your fingertips.Some of the things you can accomplish with our secure patient portal include:
Ask a Nurse a Question
Ask a Billing Question
We require your co-payment at the time of your visit. In addition to cash and checks, we also accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover
Augusta Health has opened the Waynesboro COVID-19 Assessment Center to see, evaluate, treat, and educate patients who are currently experiencing the signs and symptoms associated with respiratory disease and COVID-19: fever, shortness of breath, and cough.
The Assesment Center is currently Open seven days a week from 8am - 7pm and is located at 201 Lew Dewitt Blvd A, Waynesboro, VA 22980.
You can find more information about COVID-19 in Virginia at The Virginia Department of Health webpage.
9 South Medical Park Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939
Office Phone: (540) 932-5577
Fax: (540) 932-5588
Emergency & After Hours
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to view inside the body. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can also show movement of the body's internal organs as well as blood flowing through the blood vessels.
The Woman's Center uses state of the art equipment and the most up-to-date technological advances and innovative treatment options.
In the past, most surgeries involving the reproductive organs were done by laparotomy
(a surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the abdomen). Now, many of these same procedures can be done through the laparoscope. There are many benefits to laparascopy, a shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions, and a shorter recovery period. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a slender light transmitting instrument, the laparoscope, is used to view the pelvic organs and perform surgery.
Lapascropy can be used to treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, adhesions and fibroids. It can also be used to evaluate infertility problems. Advanced laparoscopy is the removal of the uterus (a hysterectomy) done with the laparoscope.
If you feel you may have a problem that could be helped with laparoscopy, please call The Woman's Center to make an appointment with one of our physicians.
Hormonal contraception is available in many different forms, pills, patch Ortho Evra www.orthoevra.com, vaginal ring, Nuvaring www.nuvaring.com, injection, Implanon www.implanon-usa.com, or Mirena IUD www.mirena.com. The birth control pill, patch and ring contain two hormones, estrogen and progesterone. The birth control pill is taken daily and depending on the pill used, your period may come monthly, once every three months or can be skipped completely. A patch delivers the same hormones as the birth control pill through your skin and is changed weekly with your period coming every month. A ring delivers the same hormones as the birth control pill through the vaginal skin and is left in place for three weeks straight. It is taken out the fourth week during which you will have your period.
Progesterone only forms of birth control include DepoProvera injection, Implanon rods and the mini-pill. DeproProvera is an injection given every 3 months. Implanon is a single rod placed under the skin of the upper arm. Implanon provides birth control for 3 years. The mini pill is similar to the birth control pill except it does not contain estrogen. It can be given to breastfeeding mothers and women who have certain medical conditions where they cannot take estrogen.
One form of non hormonal birth control is the Paragard IUD www.paragard.com, diaphragm and cervical cap.
If one of these forms of contraception appeals to you please discuss these with your physician.
All of the forms of birth control have different risks and benefits. It is important to choose a birth control based on your medical history. Please contact your physician to discuss if any of these hormonal options are right for you.
The Woman's Center has many years of experience helping our patients cope with the changes in their lives due to menopause. Menopause is a natural part of aging but can be a turbulent time characterized by the changing menstrual cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, emotional instability and problems sleeping. Every woman is unique and has a different response to menopause.
There are different therapies for menopausal symptoms and our healthcare professionals can help you choose which one is best for you. General measures to help you transition to the menopause are eating a well balanced diet, including 1500 mg Calcium and 800 IU of Vitamin D a day, exercising regularly and avoid smoking. Hormonal therapy may also be an option and should be discussed with your physician.
The Woman's Center offers are wide range of services to help couples with conceiving. This includes comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, as well as appropriate treatment as indicated.
We also offer evaluation and treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss.