Neldara Dowell

Neldara Dowell, CNM

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Languages Spoken By This Provider:

English

Accepts New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Available

WomanCare Centers, PLC: Norfolk 1

100 Kingsley Ln.
Suite 200
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: (757) 451-0929 Fax: (757) 423-4901

WomanCare Centers, PLC: Norfolk 2

850 Kempsville Rd
#100A
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 451-0929 Fax: (757) 423-4901

Education

Graduate School: Old Dominion University

Undergraduate School: Old Dominion University

I joined WomanCare Centers in October of 1999 as a Certified Nurse Midwife and after 20 years, I am still so happy to be a part of this team. Our philosophy embraces the support of families during pregnancy and birth and empowers women to make healthy decisions about their lives.

As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a nurse. My mother was the beloved nurse whom the community used as a resource for advice and support. Following in her path, I attended DePaul Nursing School and after graduation worked in Labor and Delivery for 16 years. It was my dream job! I loved mom and babies so much that I knew Midwifery was my next calling. I obtained my Bachelors and Masters in Nursing from Old Dominion University as my children were toddlers, then attended The Midwifery school at the University of New Jersey Medicine and Dentistry Midwifery program in Newark, NJ.

My first midwifery job after graduating in 1997 was in a practice in Chesapeake, VA where I practiced as a solo midwife for 2 years. It was a wonderful experience, but when presented with the opportunity of establishing the first birth center in Hampton Roads for families to welcome their babies in a space supportive of low intervention, I knew I could not pass that up. It was one of the highlights of my career and it is my pleasure to continue to welcome babies and support women through their life’s journey.

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Office Visit / Follow-up

caring personnel; nice office. doctor talks to me about my problems

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Very thorough and listened to my concerns and provided treatment options.

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Everyone was very kind and personable

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"She listened, was patient, and understanding. She was very thorough and I felt like when we were done I was good. "

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"Nell is very considerate and personable. Unlike other providers who don\u2019t take the time to know you\/your family and make recommendations based on what you need. "

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"I got in quickly both for scheduling and when I arrived. Everyone was nice. Nell is amazing, always knows me, and shows obvious care and concern. "

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"The care was personalized and human, incredibly skilled, kind, thoughtful, and relational."

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Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

"Ultrasound technician and midwife were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful"

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"Nell takes the time to listen and make me feel like a person, rather than just a patient. She remembers little details and makes me feel cared for a human"

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"Nell is amazing - the best knowledge and bedside manor. All staff was kind and considerate and welcoming."

Birth Control Consultation

"The Provider was knowledgeable and friendly. She had a great manner that made me feel comfortable. She answered my questions and gave me great recommendations."

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"Nell is the best! Personable, attentive, and thorough."

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"My doctor was amazing and took care of everything I needed. Service overall was spectacular. "

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"Nell is a great provider. She is professional, knowledgeable, and has a great bedside manner. "

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The visit with Nell was great. The wait was just really long :/

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"Once back in room, very prompt and timely visit by Nel. "

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"I was seen in a timely manner and Nell was professional and kind as always!"

IUD Insertion / Removal

"I was seen on time, and my provider took the time to talk to me and explain everything to me. I felt very valued."

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Gynecological Exams

"Listened to me"

Gynecological Exams

"Nel is always so sweet and kind. She makes you feel listened to & just that it\u2019ll be ok, whatever is going on. "

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Gynecological Problem Visit

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Nell is very personable, and when she does the exam, it is quick and painless. She makes a rather awkward exam the most pleasant it can be.

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It was good to connect with Nell - the connection goes back over 20 years

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Nell was patient, kind, and incredibly easy to talk to. I felt safe and comfortable the entire visit.

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