Nelson A. Alawode, MD| Gynecology | MedStar Health
Nelson A. Alawode

Nelson A. Alawode, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (860 reviews)

Specialties: Gynecology

Languages: English

(301) 877-1483

About me

Nelson Alawode, MD, is a gynecologist at MedStar Health. Dr. Alawode received his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed an internship and a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Breast Examination
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Missed Periods
  • Pap Smear
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Discharge
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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
  • Amenorrhea
  • 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
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer Related Sexual Concerns
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Chlamydia Female Only
  • Complete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Cystodynia
  • Decreased Libido
  • Delayed Menarche
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Enterocele
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Fibroids
  • Follicular Cyst Of Ovary
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Disorders Of Athletes
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Increased Libido
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Labial Hypoplasia
  • Laceration Of Vagina
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Mastodynia
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders In Athletes
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Menstruation
  • Missed Periods
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • 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
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Salpingo-Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Septate Hymen
  • Septate Uterus
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Transverse Vaginal Septum
  • Tubo Ovarian Abscess
  • Unicornuate Uterus
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Problems
  • Urinary Retention
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vaginal Agenesis
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvitis
  • Vulvodynia
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Cerclage
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breast Examination
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cancer Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cap Fitting
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Cryotherapy Of The Cervix
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Hysterectomy
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Family Planning
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Office Endometrial Ablation
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hysteroscopy
  • Myomectomy
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operations On Cul De Sac
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Pelviscopy
  • Pessary
  • Pop Q Exam
  • Posterior Repair
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Preventative Women Healthcare
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Pelvic Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Reproductive Health
  • Robotic Myomectomy
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation
  • Suture Removal
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Lining Removal
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Women's Health
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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3500 Old Washington Road
Suite 302
Waldorf, MD, 20602

301-645-8867

Fax 301-645-2330

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Fax 301-645-2330

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

Education

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1985)

Medical School: Wake Forest University (1981)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • May 30, 2024

    Dr. Alawode is the best

  • May 23, 2024

    Absolutely LOVE Dr Alawode!!

  • May 8, 2024

    Dr. Alawode was professional, warm, thorough, and kind. He repeated follow up and directives for next steps.