Samrawit Berhanu, MD, Shweta V. Patel, MD, Hillary A. Robinowitz-Elins, MD, Stephanie J. Williams, MD
The physicians at Inova OBGYN-Shirlington care for women at every stage of life, from puberty through menopause and beyond. Dr. Berhanu, Dr. Patel, Dr. Robinowitz-Elins and Dr. Williams know how important convenience is to their patients, so they offer online scheduling and early-morning appointments in their Shirlington office, located just off I-395.
All four physicians specialize in minimally-invasive surgery to treat fibroids and other conditions, which means less time in the hospital and less recovery time overall. “Our state-of-the-art procedures allow our patients to get back to their daily lives sooner,” says Dr. Robinowitz-Elins, who has been caring for patients in Northern Virginia for more than 15 years. The team works together to provide comprehensive healthcare for women—care that often extends beyond obstetrics and gynecology. For example, in addition to OBGYN services, Dr. Patel counsels her patients on diet and nutrition. “I offer tailored weight loss advice based on each patient’s lifestyle, body type and health,” she says.
“We focus on building relationships with our patients. They know that we’re available whenever they need us,” says Dr. Williams, who has practiced in Virginia since 2006. For patients who are expecting a baby, this is especially comforting because they get to know all of their physicians prior to delivery, and they appreciate the time and attention they receive from a smaller team. “We are passionate about educating and empowering our patients,” says Dr. Berhanu. “We strive to treat each patient like we would want our own family members to be treated.”