Rebecca M. Ryder

Rebecca M. Ryder, MD, FACOG

Overall patient rating:

Book Appointment Gynecology Specialists

Languages Spoken By This Provider:

English

Accepts New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Not Available

Education

Residency: University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Internship: University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Medical School: University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Board Certifications

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships & Societies

American Urogynceologic Society and American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Hospital Affiliations

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center

Sentara Hospitals

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 or do:

1. Get your yearly checkup.
2. Don’t ignore new symptoms or changes in your day-to-day functioning.
3. 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.

Patient Reviews

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Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Ryder is excellent. She takes the time to listen and is never in a hurry.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Ryder always takes time to listen to her patients. Appts never seems rushed, and she has a genuine caring demeanor.

Office Visit / Follow-up

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Office Visit / Follow-up

The staff and Dr Ryder are welcoming, kind, informative and availabie

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr Ryder was very thorough and has always been easy to talk to.

Urinary Incontinence Evaluation

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Treatment / Procedure

Dr Ryder is so genuine. She takes time to listen to me . The testosterone and estrogen pellets are my life saver

Breast Exam

"Dr. Ryder has always been knowledgeable, helpful, kind, informative, professional and friendly."

Annual Well Woman Exam

"Efficient, knowledgeable, personable visit. All concerns and options discussed. All questions answered."

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

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Annual Well Woman Exam

"Dr Ryder was on time and made me feel relaxed about my visit . I didn't have to repeat information from receptionist , to nurse , to doctor . She explained my visit in terms I could understand and feel confidence in following through with instructions . I didn't feel like she was rushing me through my visit . When I visit Dr Ryder her focus and attention are on me only . The most important thing about Dr Ryder is that she actually listens to me and I always leave feeling positive about my visit ."

Gynecological Problem Visit

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Annual Well Woman Exam

"I love Dr. Ryder. "

Annual Well Woman Exam

"Pleasant office. Timely appointment."

Gynecological Problem Visit

"Dr. Ryder is a very compassionate doctor answers all your questions she\u2019s a top Doc"

Annual Well Woman Exam

"Takes time to listen and answering all questions"

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[Highly satisfied with] Dr Ryder’s knowledge and care for patients

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Annual Well Woman Exam

"Dr. Ryder has been my doctor for 20 yrs. She is very knowledgeable, stays up to date with treatment for different conditions and medications. Dr. Ryder and her staff are very kind and considerate to patients."

Gynecological Problem Visit

"Dr Ryder is quick and to the point. Listens to what my concerns are and gives great advice."

Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

"Dr Ryder listens and truly cares about her patients. "

Gynecological Exams

"Even though check-in was slow because I had to fill in all demographic info and health info as if I was a new patient, the rest of the visit was speedy. The staff is friendly and Dr. Ryder is very thorough."

Blood Draw

"Promptly seen, treated with courtesy, excellent interaction with provider."

Blood Draw

"Love Dr. Rebecca Ryder! In fact, I drive from Williamsburg (about an hour and 15 minutes each way), just to see her. She's kind, compassionate and highly knowledgable. I always feel that she cares about me and listens to my concerns. Her staff is wonderful - friendly and crazy efficient. I had blood drawn during my afternoon appt and the results were available the following morning. She responds to email promptly and I've had no trouble getting prescriptions adjusted. Highly recommend this office and Dr. Ryder in particular. "

Annual Well Woman Exam

"Dr. Ryder is an excellent physician and has provided me excellent care for years. The staff and process is efficient "

Annual Well Woman Exam

"Dr Ryder always takes the time to explain findings, offer suggestions and ask if I have questions. I never feel rushed.\nLove her and her practice "

Annual Well Woman Exam

"Dr Ryder is great in taking care of me and in listening to my issues \nShe is wonderful "

Office Visit / Follow-up

"Dr Ryder is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I have been seeing her for over 25 years and have great trust in her."

Annual Well Woman Exam

"Dr. Ryder has been my gynecologist for many years and taken very good care of me. She has performed two procedures in that time; an ablation and a vaginal lateral prolapse and seen me though menopause and ongoing hormone therapy. She is a wonderful doctor and I trust her implicitly."

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Dr. Ryder is knowledgeable and listens. Many obgyns do not have the experience dealing with menopause but she does. She formulates a plan of action to meet my needs and concerns

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Ryder is very informative and she is a good listener. She does not rush you. I need to lose weight, Dr. Ryder provided information to help me with my weight loss journey. Thank you Dr. Ryder

Office Visit / Follow-up

Dr. Ryder answers all my questions and pays attention to everything I say. Her recommendations are always spot on.

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Annual Well Woman Exam

Been going to Dr. Ryder for 15 years. She’s very informative and kind