Nelson A. Alawode, MD| Gynecology | MedStar Health

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

4.8 out of 5 (770 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
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Open HMO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 14, 2023

    My Dr is Dr Alawode and I have been going to him for 28 years, I love the connection he has with his patients and me. Very down to earth

  • Dec 14, 2023

    To buy that makes me feel that everything that I have to say was important. The provider makes me that my needs and Care plans are important.

  • Dec 13, 2023

    Dr. Alawode was one of the best doctors I have seen in a long time. Very personable and caring.