Carilynn Wright Rutledge, CNM| Obstetrics And Gynecology | MedStar Health

Carilynn Wright Rutledge, CNM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (208 reviews)

Specialties: Obstetrics And Gynecology

Languages: English

About me

Carrie Rutledge MSN, CNM received her Master's degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in December of 2019.  Prior to pursuing her passion for Midwifery, Carrie worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse for over 20 years. She specializes in low-risk pregnancy and birth. She also provides evidenced based care to women across the lifespan focusing on contraceptive counseling and preventative care.

Carrie has lived in the Southern Maryland area since 1986 when her father retired from the Air Force.  She is passionate about womens health and is grateful to be able to serve her community.  Carrie has 6 siblings and she has over 30 nieces and nephews.  She and her husband of 28 years have five children and love spending their down time kayaking, camping or just spending time together.  

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control
  • Breast Examination
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Urinary Problems
  • Vaginal Infections
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Dermoid Cyst
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormalities Of The Uterus
  • Adenocarcinoma In Situ Of The Cervix
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells Of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance On Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin Gland Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Breast Lump
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cancer Related Sexual Concerns
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Complete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Complications From Abortion
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Cystodynia
  • Decreased Libido
  • Delayed Menarche
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Enterocele
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Family History Of Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibroids
  • Follicular Cyst Of Ovary
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gynecologic Disorders Of Athletes
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • Hgsil Pap
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Increased Libido
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Labial Hypoplasia
  • Laceration Of Vagina
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lgsil Pap
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Mastitis
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders In Athletes
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Menstruation
  • Missed Abortion
  • Missed Periods
  • Morning Sickness
  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovarian Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Ovarian Torsion
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Paget's Disease Of Vulva
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Perimenopause
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Abruption
  • Placental Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Primary Amenorrhea
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Retained Tampon
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Salpingo-Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Septate Hymen
  • Septate Uterus
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Transverse Vaginal Septum
  • Tubo Ovarian Abscess
  • Twins
  • Unicornuate Uterus
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Problems
  • Urinary Retention
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vaginal Agenesis
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Septum
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvitis
  • Vulvodynia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Cerclage
  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Biophysical Profile Testing
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Bladder Training
  • Breast Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cap Fitting
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cervical Length Assessment
  • Cesarean Section
  • Clomid
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Cryotherapy Of The Cervix
  • Da Vinci Hysterectomy
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Office Endometrial Ablation
  • In Office Sterilization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopic Transabdominal Cerclage
  • Laparoscopy
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hysteroscopy
  • Myomectomy
  • Natural Birth
  • Nexplanon Implant
  • Nexplanon Implant Removal
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operations On Cul De Sac
  • Oral Contraceptive
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Pessary
  • Pop Q Exam
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Posterior Repair
  • Postpartum Care
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Preventative Women Healthcare
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Pelvic Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Reproductive Health
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation
  • Single Site Robotic Surgery
  • Single Site Surgery
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Suture Removal
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Women's Health
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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41680 Miss Bessie Drive
Suite 102
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

301-997-1788

Fax 301-997-1790

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Fax 301-997-1790

29955 Three Notch Road
Suite 201
Charlotte Hall, MD, 20622

301-290-5300

Fax 301-290-5301

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miles away

Fax 301-290-5301

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • I-SNP
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Tricare East Prime
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Cigna EPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Tricare East Select
    • United Navigate
    • United Golden Rule
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • D-SNP)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • United Choice Plus
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Kaiser Select
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Virginia Premier
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO

Education

Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery

Medical School: Frontier Nursing University (2019)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Mar 28, 2024

    Cari was great, as always. She went over the questions I had that weren't related to the reason for my visit, and was very thorough about my exam and recommendations based on her exam.

  • Mar 25, 2024

    Midwife Cari was great. I will return to see her.

  • Sep 27, 2023

    Very receptive to my current pregnancy questions, gave in depth explanations, and even provided additional information I didn't know about upcoming birth control options.