Cross Coverage Program

Dear Valued Patient

At Capital Women’s Care, we continue to focus on improving the lives of women through compassionate, patient centered care. We recognize the importance of communication in the professional relationships we share with our patients. Since the Covid pandemic we have been challenged by the capacity to provide safe care for our patients and our providers. To continue caring for you at the highest standard, we have strengthened our overnight and weekend call coverage by collaborating with another Capital Women’s Care physician group.

Divisions 21 and 23 have worked together behind the scenes for over seventeen years. Consultative support and operative assistance have been paramount to the care model we have already been providing. Your physician relationship during office hours is completely unchanged. Our investment in expert overnight and weekend physician coverage is the only refinement to the way we will care for you.

We think you will appreciate the family approach that we have structured when considering your after-hours team. We have a sister team working for you. Dr. Alam and Dr. Gomez are collaborating professionally for the first time in their medical careers. Their mother worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse for 44 years, and specifically at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital for over 13 years. Dr. Gomez and Dr. Mirghani trained together at Albert Einstein hospital in Philadelphia. Whether you are considering family or focused on health maintenance, our physicians are excited to collectively provide outstanding care.

Your Provider Team

Dr. Gomez and Dr. Alam

Dr. Gomez is a board-certified OB/Gyn and fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. She then received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012.

Dr. Gomez completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, in 2016, at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as chief resident and received multiple awards including excellence in ambulatory women’s health care and excellence in gynecology. She continued in practice for one year at Albert Einstein Medical Center prior to joining Virtua Medical Group in New Jersey, where she practiced for four and a half years.

Dr. Gomez grew up in Rockville and after thirteen years in Philadelphia and South Jersey, has finally returned home! She has special interests in adolescent gynecology, contraception, management of high-risk pregnancy, and preventative care. Dr. Gomez’s practice philosophy centers on patient education and shared decision making. She wishes to collaborate with patients to choose care plans based on the best fit for each individual patient.

In her spare time Dr. Gomez enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, trying new recipes, and doing puzzles.

Dr. Alam is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She then completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where she served as chief resident her senior year. Afterwards, she joined the Clinical Care Associates faculty practice of the University of Pennsylvania Health system for three years.

Dr. Alam joined Capital Women’s Care in 2010 to be closer to her family. She serves on the peer review committee at Shady Grove Medical Center and the Medical Mutual Claims committee defending doctors involved in litigation. She has received the Washingtonian Top Doc award yearly since 2016.

She loves forming bonds with her patients, delivering their babies, and caring for them through the various stages of their reproductive and non-reproductive years. She resides in Rockville with her husband, 3 children and dog. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Dr. Mirghani

Dr. Sara Mirghani is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After graduating with Honors from the University of Maryland with a degree in Psychology and Pre-Medicine and a minor in Arabic, Dr. Mirghani completed her medical school training at the George Washington University School of Medicine. During medical school, she became interested in global health and traveled to provide humanitarian care to women in Kenya and Ecuador. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology with Dr. Gomez at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she served as administrative chief resident and received multiple awards for providing compassionate care, excellence in teaching, and excellence in obstetrics. She joined Capital Womens Care in 2018 to be closer to her family and to be back in her home state.

Dr. Mirghani lives in Gaithersburg when she is not traveling the globe with family and friends. Her passport contains stamps from multiple countries including Egypt, Spain, Turkey, Panama, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Mexico. She enjoys hiking, reading and the occasional Netflix binge. Her favorite aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology are the special relationships that she forms with her patients and being able to provide longitudinal healthcare to women throughout their lifetime.

Dr. Renzi

The longest tenured physician in the call group, Dr. Renzi completed his undergraduate education at Georgetown University in 1976. In 1980 he received his medical degree from Howard University School of Medicine. Dr. Renzi currently is a member of the following professional societies: Montgomery County Medical Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

When not providing personalized Women’s Health care to patients, Dr. Renzi is an avid chef who specializes in large Italian family banquets. His culinary talents are not limited to Italian food however, as his penchant for grand Thanksgiving celebrations is legendary. Dr. Renzi and his wife, who works in the Shady Grove Medical Center emergency department, have raised five children while living in the Rockville area.

Dr. Jacqueline Apgar

Dr. Apgar has been providing compassionate Women’s Health care in the Rockville, Maryland area for over 20 years. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and finished her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baystate Medical Center, a division of Tufts University. Dr. Apgar is a board-certified fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

She lives with her family in Darnestown, Maryland and with two yellow labradors, Finn and Snoop. Their children were all born at Shady Grove Hospital. When not driving to weekend baseball and softball tournaments, Dr. Apgar and her family spend most of their down time traveling with their kids and enjoying an occasional round of lackluster golf.

Dr. Edward Wolfgram (will stop Obstetrics in September 2024)

Dr. Wolfgram started in practice at Shady Grove Medical Center in 1989 after completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has served multiple years as President of the medical staff and has chaired nearly all major medical staff committees. In addition, he was Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for several years. He’s looking forward to caring for and meeting new patients during the new cross coverage call system.

Dr. Iralia Georgiou

Dr. Georgiou graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University with a bachelors of arts in Behaviorial Health and an additional minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She attended the George Washington University School of Medicine where she earned her medical doctorate (M.D.). She trained at George Washington University Hospital for residency, where she served as Chief Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Her gynecology training included advanced surgical procedures including hysteroscopy, minimally invasive surgeries and mastery of laparoscopic procedures. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Georgiou’s special interests include adolescent care, contraception and surgery.

Dr. Georgiou was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland where she currently resides with her family.

Dr. Diane Laurin (starting September 2024)

Dr. Laurin received her undergraduate degree in Medical Sociology from the University of Michigan and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Michigan State University. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center and subsequently began practicing as a board certified Ob/ Gyn with Capital Women’s Care.

During the course of her career she served a term as Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and has been named among Washingtonian Top Docs. She has also been of service as a board member of a community counseling center and is a mentor with Generation Hope, an organization that supports young mothers in their quest to complete their education.

Dr. Laurin feels privileged to provide compassionate care to women in all stages of their lives. She is passionate about promoting preventive health and educating patients about their health conditions and options for management. She enjoys the great reward of managing expectant mothers during their pregnancies and delivery as well as guiding patients through the transitional periods of adolescence and menopause. She is currently a registered provider with the Menopause Society (formerly NAMS).

She is a firm believer that overall lifestyle is critically impactful to one’s health and prioritizes addressing the patient as a whole. Dr. Laurin is fluent in French and in her spare time loves to read, travel internationally, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy time outdoors.

Collaboration with OBHG hospitalists

On occasion during an emergency or if back-up coverage is needed, the excellent group of OB/GYN hospitalist physicians with OBHG provide coverage to our patients. Please feel free to talk to us if you have any questions or concerns about this.

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