Rachael T. Overcash, MD| Maternal And Fetal Medicine | MedStar Health

Rachael T. Overcash, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (81 reviews)

Specialties: Maternal And Fetal Medicine

Languages: English

(202) 877-8695

About me

Rachael T. Overcash, MD, MPH, is an attending physician specializing in maternal and fetal medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She currently serves as the Director of the Perinatal Center. Dr. Overcash specializes in the management of high-risk pregnancies, including prenatal diagnosis with ultrasound, amniocentesis and genetic counseling. She works with obstetricians to co-manage complicated pregnancies and provides direct prenatal care to women with high-risk issues such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Dr. Overcash believes that each woman should feel comfortable with her pregnancy. Her philosophy of care is to provide the tools, knowledge and education to help women navigate their complicated pregnancies with the goal of having a healthy baby. 

Dr. Overcash is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition, she is an active member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a committee member of the Foundation for Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Her teaching experience includes serving as a clinical instructor in reproductive medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Journal of Perinatology, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Maternal and Child Health, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently serves as a reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Overcash is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. 

Dr. Overcash received her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she also completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She continued her training with a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She also holds a master of public health degree in health policy and management from the Yale University School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Nuchal Translucency
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • History Of Preterm Birth
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Placenta Previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Twins
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Nuchal Translucency
  • Abnormal Obstetrical Screening
  • Abnormal Pregnancy
  • Abnormal Umbilical Artery Doppler
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Bronchopulmonary Sequestration
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Chorioangioma
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Congenital Fetal Anomalies
  • Cystic Fibrosis Gene Carrier
  • Family History Of Birth Defects
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fetal Anomalies
  • Fetal Arrhythmia
  • Fetal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Fetal Congenital Heart Disease
  • Fetal Growth Restriction
  • Fetal Infection
  • Fetal Isoimmunization
  • Fetal Pleural Effusions
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • History Of Preterm Birth
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Klumpke Palsy
  • Large For Gestational Age
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Maternal Autoimmune Disease
  • Maternal Cardiac Disease
  • Maternal Collagen Vascular Disorder
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Maternal Hypertension
  • Maternal Iga Nephropathy
  • Maternal Infection
  • Maternal Lupus
  • Maternal Neurologic Disorders
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Renal Disease
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Maternal Seizures
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Maternal Thrombophilia
  • Maternal Thyroid Disorders
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Meningocele
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Percreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Abruption
  • Placental Disorders
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Pregnancy With Ibd
  • Premature Birth
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Prenatal Hydronephrosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Red Cell Alloimmunization
  • Renal Disease And Pregnancy
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Teratogen Exposure
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion
  • Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
  • Twins
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Vasa Previa
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Procedures I perform

  • Amniocentesis
  • Biophysical Profile Testing
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Length Assessment
  • Dialysis During Pregnancy
  • Fetal Doppler Studies
  • Fetal Echocardiograms
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • Fetoscopic Placental Laser Coagulation
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Multidisciplinary Care For Complex Fetal Conditions
  • Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Genetic Counseling
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Thoracoamniotic Shunting
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1133 21st Street Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036


Fax 202-416-2008

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Washington, DC, 20010


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


Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellowship Program: University of California San Diego (2015)

Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (2012)

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (2008)

Hospital affiliations

News and publications

Center Scope Fall 2016: Relieving the Burden of Obesity

Listen to Dr. Overcash's Medical Intel Segment as heard on WTOP Radio: 

Testing Options for High-Risk Pregnancies

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  • Dec 9, 2019

    Dr. Overcash is very knowledgeable but is never overbearing or dismissive. She listens carefully and attentively and has great warmth. She is an extremely competent diagnostician and makes me feel like I am in expert hands. Proactive yet friendly and kind

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Called me when found I was concerned about results

  • Oct 2, 2019

    Extremely caring and never made me feel rushed or like she was impatient to move to the next person.