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Dr. Lia Shorter, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Female • Age 47

  31 Reviews
Dr. Shorter

Advanced Care for Women

4604 Spotsylvania Pkwy Ste 310 Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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(540) 710-1700

Dr. Lia Shorter, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology, gynecology, and more.


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Dr. Shorter accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
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Cigna PPO
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Open Access
Coventry Health Care
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Coventry Health Care of Virginia
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shorter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shorter treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 44% of her peers

Dr. Shorter treats this condition more than 44% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shorter performs Fetal Cardiac Monitoring more than 41% of her peers

Dr. Shorter performs this procedure more than 41% of her peers

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shorter performs Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) more than 38% of her peers

Dr. Shorter performs this procedure more than 38% of her peers

Dr. Shorter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Birth Control
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Genital Warts
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sympathectomy
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Well Woman Health Examination
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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4.1

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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I have been a patient of Dr Lia Shorter for 5 years and she is the best yet. She explained everything as she went along. The BEST DR EVER!! I went to make an appointment and she is not there. Dr Shorter please call me ?? and let me know where you are 7039270493 Hilda I want you as my Dr. please let me know where you are.
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She is my 1st ever and favorite ob-gyn. I actually returned back to her recently. This was due to the my 2nd ob-gyn, who replaced her (and has a DO), wasn't as good. I don't understand where all these negative reviews are coming from. I understand this doctor applies a "sex positive" approach to things. This may not be everyone's favorite thing, but that's not a reason to give this doctor a poor review. For me, she's the best ob-gyn I've ever had. That's why I've recommended those I know to her.
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Dr. Shorter is a phenomenal doctor. She is caring and extremely responsive to your needs and care. Dr. Shorter takes time listen to you and your concerns about your body. Because of her knowledge and diagnosis, I able to finally receive treatment and cure for an issue that until I met her other doctors made me feel like it was all in my head. She has the best bedside manners. I've made her my doctor for life.
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Dr. Shorter has been the only GYN that has taken the time to really delve into what my issues are. She has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've dealt with. I've been a patient of hers for roughly 8 years and I will continue to only see her. I live a considerable distance from her practice but I trust her knowledge and appreciate how thorough she is.
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Dr. Shorter is nothing short of amazing. I have been seeing her for 6 years. She makes each and every visit very personal, and takes the time to ask me about things other than medical concerns. She is an angel and I love her dearly! Would recommend to ANYONE looking for a trustworthy, honest, respectable obgyn!
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Dr. Shorter is the best! I have been seeing Dr. Shorter for about 10 years. The best Ob\Gyn I've ever had. She keeps very good records and follows up on everything I had concerns with in the pass. Dr. Shorter gave me options for a surgery I need and re assure me every step of the way. Dr. Shorts' bedside matter is one of the best! Never rushes you and has a open ear for your concerns. I'm so thankful I have her as my Ob\Gyn! I'll her to the moon!
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Dr. Shorter is an amazing clinician. She takes her time to address concerns and doesn't rush through her appointments. She delivered my baby back in October 2016 and it was a pleasant experience as her bedside manner is top notch. Her personality shines!
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Dr Shorter is AMAZING. I struggled with fibroids, endometriosis and infertility and Dr. shorter was able to effectively discuss my issues and possible remedies. She is patient, kind and professional at all times. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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She is caring and takes time to talk to you. She never appears to be rushing you and will take as much time with you as you need. Love, love, love this woman! I have never had a better Ob\Gyn!
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Dr. Shorter was absolutely amazing. I had a complicated pregnancy and not only was she patient and kind but she did everything she could to reassure me and make sure my daughter and I were safe. I would choose her and her practice again and again.
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About Me

At Advanced Care for Women it is our pledge to you and the surrounding community to provide a level of competent care it deserves. We are all about bringing the finest and most up to date treatments to solve any health issue you may have. ACW has bee...

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics

Board Certifications

Education

Reading Hospital & Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
East Carolina University / Brody School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001

Awards

Locations

Advanced Care for Women

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Stafford Hospital

Stafford, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average