Loral Patchen, CNM,PhD| Midwifery | MedStar Health

Loral Patchen, CNM,PhD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Midwifery

Languages: Spanish, English

(202) 877-5400

About me

Loral Patchen lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, a native of Colombia, and their teenage daughter. She is an avid cyclist and enjoys hiking with her dog, Stella. Most weekends between March and November she may be found in her garden.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Family Planning
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Natural Birth
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Complications Of Episiotomy
  • Delayed Umbilical Cord Separation
  • Endometritis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Large For Gestational Age
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Macrosomia
  • Mastitis
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Nuchal Cord
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Placental Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • True Knot
  • Umbilical Cord Compression
  • Umbilical Cord Infection
  • Umbilical Cord Prolapse
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vasa Previa
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Procedures I perform

  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Episiotomy
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gestational Diabetes Counseling
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Natural Birth
  • Newborn Screening Tests
  • Nitrous Oxide During Labor
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment In Pregnancy
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Postpartum Care
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Water Birth Information
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 4400
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-8879

Fax 202-829-2303

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Fax 202-829-2303

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

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Education

Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery

Allied Health Education: Yale University School of Nursing (1999)

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