Dr. Erica Royal, MD

Dr. Erica Royal, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Female  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Erica Royal, MD, FACOG, is a native of Los Angeles, CA. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, before completing her medical education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Royal completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, before moving back to Richmond, VA to start her practice. Dr. Royal is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Minimally invasive surgery, general obstetrics and gynecology, as well as care for the young female athlete are particular interests of Dr. Royal. Providing exceptional quality of care and patient safety are very important to Dr. Royal. Prior to joining Virginia Complete Care for Women, Dr. Royal served as Chairman of the Patient Safety Committee and was the Chief of Staff at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, VA. While a practicing OB/GYN in Richmond, Dr. Royal was named One of America’s Top Obstetrician/Gynecologists by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, and in 2015 was honored for Best Bedside Manner in “Our Health Richmond” magazine. An active member of the Richmond medical community, Dr. Royal is a champion for women’s health across the Commonwealth. She has been a speaker for various local organizations on topics related to women’s health and has participated on committees and with causes in the community that seek to advance the specific health care needs of women. Dr. Royal is excited to join Virginia Complete Care for Women and is looking forward to continuing to provide exceptional care to the women of Richmond. She is currently accepting new patients.

Virginia Complete Care for Women

7101 Jahnke Rd Ste 1054

Richmond, VA 23225
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Royal's Experience

Dr. Royal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Gynecologic Disorders
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Spelman College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Tulane University School Of Med Ob/gyn Residency Training Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Consumer's Research Council of America,
Media & Publications

Dr. Royal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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CJW Medical Center - Chippenham

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2014 Five Star Recipient for Maternity Care

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Dr. Royal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Royal to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Royal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Richmond, VA |
There aren't enough words to express how thankful I am for the care my teenage daughter received after a very scary and painful ovarian cyst rupture. Dr. Royal's professional knowledge, warmth and level of care cannot be matched. Happy to report that our wait time has usually been minimal. Please remember that as you are "impatiently waiting" for routine care, Dr. Royal may be in the next room "compassionately caring" for a mother and her unborn child during an "unscheduled" crisis. :-)
Cleveland, TN |
Dr. Royal was my OB/GYN for years (when she was with VPFW). I loved her and was sad about having to switch doctors when I moved states! Especially since I haven't been able to find another OB/GYN that I like as much. I'd definitely recommend her.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Royal is wonderful. She actually found the lump in my breast, I feel like she saved my life! I have been very happy with her through the years.
in Henrico |
The review is not about Dr. Royal, but about VPFW. My daughter saw Dr. Royal after waiting for over and hour in the waiting room we liked her, but she has since left the practice. We had a co-pay of $35 that two front desk staff "wouldn't take" when offered because they said the visit was a "well woman". Ins, paid all but the $35 but they would not schedule a follow up appt until we pay $35. Despite my ins paying over $100, they sent my bill to collection after 30 days. Not going back.
in Richmond, VA |
My mom and I both switched to Dr. Royal after Dr. Rabahan retired. BIG MISTAKE! While Dr. Royal is personable and nice in the office, she absolutely lacks any follow-up. She simply left a voicemail about an abnormal pap and her nurse never returned my follow-up call. She also seems to only write birth control prescriptions for a month at a time. It is absolutely ludicrous to call and ask the nurse to refill your prescription every time. Apparently bedside manner does not translate to competence.
in Richmond, VA |
My first visit with Dr. Royal was outstanding. She was so attentive and caring and so very easy to talk to - right from hello. I did have a bit of a wait... 1. she is worth every minute! 2. understanding that this type of medical care is very unpredictable. there is a good chance that at some point in time we were the one that caused the doctor to run behind. Patience and understanding. I am so pleased to find a great doctor for my care. Thank you Dr. Royal.
I waited for over an hour to see Dr. Royal this week. This is a common theme with this office that I have overlooked before, but arriving 10 minutes early for an appointment at 10 and not being seen until 11:10 is beyond ridiculous. My care provider should value my health, but also respect my time. She's a great doctor, but this is absolutely unacceptable.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Royal accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Royal has admitting privileges

CJW Medical Center - Chippenham
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225
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Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond, VA 23226
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Johnston-Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Dr
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
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