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Dr. Barbara Head, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine ·  Female · Age 53

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Dr. Head

Commonwealth Perinatal Services

300A Temple Lake Dr Ste 4 Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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(804) 289-4972

Dr. Barbara Head, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Colonial Heights, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and specializes in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatal medicine, and more.


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Dr. Head accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Head's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Head performs Fetal Cardiac Monitoring more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Head performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Head treats Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Head treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Intrauterine Growth Restriction
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Head treats Intrauterine Growth Restriction more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Head treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Head's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • C-Section
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Lupus
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Yeast Infections

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Head

3.4

Based on 14 reviews

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4 Stars
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Worse doctor and staff ever. Encouraged me to abort my baby from a screening only. Very unkind and rude. Dismissive. Will not be returning
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I felt rushed and dismissed. When I asked questions for clarity I was interrupted and nothing was explained to me in detail. I will not be going back.
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Knowledgeable, but I felt rushed with my questions. Staff not compassionate. Left with more questions than answers.
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Pregnant with twins after having a stillbirth at 34 weeks.My whole pregnancy none of the other perinatal Dr's or even my OB seemed to think it was a big deal.they all thought it would've been okay to induce me at the normal 38-40 weeks even though that was potentially dangerous, with my history.At 35 weeks, the appointment was with Dr. H and she called my OB immediately to schedule the birth bc the situation was risky.so thankful for her decision.my twins are fine.she was the only one who cared.
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She identified a heart defect in my baby quickly enough to where I was taken up for surgery asap at 31wks, he spent a month and some change in the NICU and is now 5yrs old and healthy, had he gone longer being oxygen deprived he could have been seriously brain damaged or even died. So grateful for her!
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After receiving some pretty devastating test results from my OB. I contacted the Henrico Doctors office-the scheduler got me in the next day and reassured me that Dr. Head would answer all my questions. The day of my appointment Dr. Head provided an abundance of information that put us at ease. I appreciate everything this office has done for me ? from the scheduler answering the phone to the genetic counselor to Dr. Head. I will recommend this office to everyone!!
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Very knowledgeable but felt as though she was very dismissive. Appointment felt rushed and impersonal. Calling to make or reschedule appointments is horrible. You can wait more than 30 minutes on hold before you even talk to anyone.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Barbara Head, MD is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Colonial Heights, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and specializes in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatal medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

University Of Alabama
Fellowship Hospital
Medical University Of South Carolina
Residency Hospital
Medical College Of South Carolina
Internship Hospital
1993
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)