Dr. Barbara Head, MD

Maternal-Fetal MedicineFemaleAge 54

Dr. Head
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Commonwealth Perinatal Services

300a Temple Lake Dr Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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(843) 876-1200

Dr. Barbara Head, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in Colonial Heights, VA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Head has more experience with Obstetric Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University medical school in 1993. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Chippenham Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Head to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Head

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Head treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Head treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 876-1200.

Obstetric Care

Obstetric care specialists focus on the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy and through labor and delivery, including prenatal screening, treatment of complications, and vaginal or C-section delivery.Compare with other Obstetric Care specialists.

Dr. Head treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Head
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Breech Position
Pregnancy Ultrasound
High Risk Pregnancy
Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Head's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Down Syndrome
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Lupus
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Rash
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Yeast Infections

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(843) 876-1200

Dr. Head accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
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
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Head's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Head

3.3

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
46.666666666666664%
(7)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(5)
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What went well
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Dr. Head proved to be a friendly face and a well-below average physician. Her attention to detail was abysmal and her response time non-existent. I actually had to remind her verbally and via the email portal what tests and bloodwork needed scheduling (not kidding). I wouldn’t see her or anyone at MUSC MFM practice. My experience is based on having had my first child in a major metropolitan area surrounded by any number of world-renowned physicians. My disappointment at her service and that of MUSC was so great I considered filing a medical malpractice suit.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sarah – Feb 11, 2021
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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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Richmond, VA – May 14, 2017
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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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Richmond, VA – Mar 01, 2017
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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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Richmond, VA – Feb 15, 2017
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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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Kelly M in Hopewell – Oct 22, 2016
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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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Sep 27, 2016
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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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Jennifer in Richmond, VA – Feb 05, 2016
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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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What could be improved
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Mechanicsville, VA – Jan 14, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Barbara Head, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in Colonial Heights, VA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Head...Read more

Specialties

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

Education

2000
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Med University Of South Carolina
Residency Hospital
1993
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Barbara Head, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Head has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Barbara Head, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Barbara Head, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Head frequently treats Obstetric Care. See all practice areas where Dr. Head specializes.

Where is Dr. Barbara Head, MD's office located?

Dr. Head's office is located at 300a Temple Lake Dr, Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Commonwealth Perinatal Services

Colonial Heights300a Temple Lake Dr Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Spotsylvania4604 Spotsylvania Pkwy Ste 303 Fredericksburg, VA 22408
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Head is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Chippenham Hospital

Richmond, VA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

28 Awards Received

Johnston-Willis Hospital

North Chesterfield, VA
1 Award Received

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Fredericksburg, VA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received