Welcome new patients

Learn how to book appointments and

use our secure patient portal

Welcome new


Learn how to book appointments and

use our secure patient portal

Our women’s health services offer comprehensive obstetric, gynecological, and specialty care tailored to individual needs.


Experience compassionate prenatal care and comprehensive support throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery. Receive counseling for breastfeeding, fertility, and miscarriage care, providing essential emotional support.



Our gynecology services address various health concerns – from annual well woman exams to endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, vulvovaginal concerns and more. We offer convenient in-office procedures, ensuring specialized care for optimal gynecological health.



Specialty Care

Our specialty care provides diverse services such as pediatric gynecology, laparoscopic surgery, hormone replacement therapy, vaginal rejuvenation, and more.

specialty care

Welcome to Advantia Ob-Gyn Shady Grove

Your premiere destination for top-quality obstetric and gynecological care. We provide exclusive services designed for individuals and families seeking personalized, advanced health solutions.

Our Rockville, MD practice is committed to delivering outstanding facilities, state-of-the-art technology, and a uniquely personal approach.

Say hello to an exceptional healthcare experience – book your appointment today.

What Our Patients Are Saying

My experience in all my visits including my procedure were successful. The doctor was very kind and takes time to explain everything and the staff are friendly.
I will recommend this office for anyone needs Ob-Gyn treatments.”

“Caring, well organized, and knowlegeable team of female professionals. I unreservedly recommend them.”

Featured Provider

Ahmad Kerr, MD headshot

Lauren Branche-James, MD, MPH

New Patients

Step 1: Check accepted insurance

  • Adventist Health                               
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Johns Hopkins EHP
  • Maryland Medical Assistance
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan, Inc.
  • Priority Partners
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare

The insurance plans we participate with change regularly.  Please call our office if you don’t see your insurance carrier listed.

Please note that we cannot accept MedStar insurance plans as we are not a part of the MedStar network.

Not on one of our accepted insurances or prefer to self-pay? Pay a $200 service fee on the day of your appointment.

Step 2: Book your first visit

Click the yellow button at the bottom of the screen to book online or call our practice at (301) 768-4535 to book your first visit.

We also offer telemedicine appointments that can be completed in the comfort of your home on your webcam enabled laptop, iPhone, or iPad. Learn more about telemedicine.

*If a patient needs language assistance services for a language other than English or needs interpreter assistance for sign language due to the patient being deaf or hard of hearing, the patient must contact the physician practice directly 24 hours before their appointment time so that the physician practice may have the appropriate translator/interpreter available.  

Step 3: Submit brief health history

During your first visit, we will review your health history and discuss any questions you have about your health.

For a shorter time in the waiting room, please complete your health history in our Patient Portal before your first visit. 

Need to send us your medical records? Click HERE for instructions.

Quick, simple, secure mobile check-in

We also offer you the ability to complete the check-in process on your phone prior to your appointment.

How does it work?

Prior to your appointment, you will receive a text message and/or email prompting you to check in.

  • Text messages will contain a link that will automatically take you to your mobile check-in

  • Emails will contain your appointment information and a button that reads ‘Click here to start’

Once you have opened your mobile check-in, you will be prompted to verify your identity by answering a few security questions

  • This ensures that all information you enter is private and secure

After you begin your mobile check-in, you will be presented with a series of questions related to your health. You can also sign office policies and consents, if needed, and make a payment if a balance or copay is due.

Telehealth Appointments

For telehealth appointments, you will receive a text message 20 minutes prior to your appointment prompting you to check in and enter the virtual waiting room.

Once you open the link, you will be prompted to confirm information and will be provided with the link to your Zoom meeting with your provider.

Make sure you provide us with an up-to-date cell phone number and email address to streamline your arrival at the doctor’s office with Mobile Check-in.

Step 4: Have your first visit and stay connected through our patient portal  

Taking just a few minutes to register our patient portal will give you access to valuable information and services provided in a secure and confidential manner. Once registered and logged on you will be able to:

  • Book new appointments and manage upcoming appointments
  • View lab and test results
  • Pay bills and view billing history
  • Request prescription refills
  • Complete and update medical forms
  • Update your profile and contact information
  • Contact your doctor about non-urgent medical questions