Meet Dr. Nancy Behram
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecological Surgery
Interests: Obstetrics, Deliveries, Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School (1996)
Residency: Riverside Regional Medical Center (2000)
Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Featured Twice on Discovery Health’s Birth Day Live
Featured on Discovery Health’s Make Room for Multiples
Consumers Research Council of America, Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists: 2013
Washingtonian Top Doctor: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow: 2000 - Present
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
From Dr. Behram
What is your care philosophy?
I like to put myself in my patients’ shoes. I’m always asking myself what I would want for me, for my mom, for my grandma. I’ve been through a lot of what my patients experience, and that experience is so helpful.
What inspired you to pursue a career in gynecological medicine?
My husband is also an OB-GYN, and we were in med school together (he was 2 years ahead of me). He actually predicted that I would choose OB-GYN, and after my first rotation, I realized he was right! I really enjoy the surgical aspect of OB-GYN, and I love the continuity that we experience in meeting patients as teenagers, helping them have babies, and then supporting them as they transition through menopause.
How did being a physician impact your experience as a parent?
Since my husband I are both OB-GYNs and often have irregular schedules, we’ve had to not be shy about asking for help. We are very fortunate to live in the same area as our families, and we are so grateful for the help we receive from grandparents in caring for our two boys.
What is the biggest misconception about your field?
I think there is a misconception that doctors prefer women have C-sections and that we are only focused on them having a speedy delivery. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I hope women will keep an open mind about their birth plans, because things rarely go as planned, but we truly want them to experience a normal, vaginal birth.
What is your best advice for new parents?
There is a book that I recommend to all of my patients who are new parents: On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep. A surgeon friend recommended this book when we were new parents, and we found it incredibly helpful.
What are your best tips for staying healthy?
Keep moving and be active!
What distinguishes your practice from others?
I chose this practice because we have everything under one roof – lab, sonogram, bone density testing – and this is so valuable and convenient for patients. There are very few practices that can offer this level of service to patients.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I’d be…?
I wanted to be a doctor since I was in the 7th grade. I grew up in the Silver Spring area, and I volunteered in a local emergency room when I was in college. If I had to do something else, though, I would probably pursue a career in health and fitness. I’m an avid runner, and fitness is a really important part of my life that I enjoy. I run with my nurses, and our practice forms a team each year for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Come join us!