Rebecca M. Ryder, MD
Rebecca M. Ryder, MD, FACOG
Dr. Rebecca Ryder is a board certified gynecologist and one of the few doctors in Hampton Roads to receive the American Board of Medical Specialties’ certification for "Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery," also called Urogynecology. Although many women have never heard of this subspecialty, it focuses on the very common problems of pelvic floor relaxation and problems with the urinary or lower gastrointestinal system, including incontinence.
She is a member of the:
• American Urogynceologic Society
• American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Dr. Ryder's Obstetrics and Gynecology residency were completed at
the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she also
received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition.
She is a former faculty member at Duke University and Eastern Virginia
Medical School, where she was the Director of the Division of Urogynecology
and the Associate Director of Residency Education.
In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Dr. Ryder was selected by her peers in a Hampton Roads Magazine survey as a “TOP DOC” in her field. In 2019 she appeared in Hampton Roads Physician magazine for her role in the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center being designated a Center of Excellence (COE) by the National Association for Continence (NAFC).
Dr. Ryder practices the future of medicine today by blending the
roles of traditional and holistic medicine. She specializes in gynecology
and urogynecology, and she is well-versed in bioidentical hormone
replacement therapy and other menopausal issues.
“I love my job,” says Dr. Ryder. “I enjoy
providing health care for women year after year, doing as much preventive
medicine as possible, and teaching women how to be as healthy as
they can be. And should problems arise, I like fixing them and making
women of all ages feel better.”
Dr. Ryder says the three most important things women should know
||Get your yearly checkup.
||Don’t ignore new symptoms or changes in your day-to-day
||Be proactive, take care of your body and put effort into
staying healthy. Eat right, exercise, get enough sleep,
and have some good outlets to deal with the stress we all
have in our lives.
Dr. Ryder has provided quality health care to women in Hampton Roads
since 1994. She is the mother of two boys, and enjoys the outdoors,
reading, traveling, scrapbooking, yoga, and being a private pilot
in her (limited) spare time.
If you are suffering from a GYN health issue and
live in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Eastern Shore, Peninsula, Hampton Roads or North Carolina, please contact us at (757) 312-8221. Our GYN doctors are
here to help you.