At Virginia Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology we are pleased to have six trained and certified staff ultrasonographers. This allows us to offer both obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound in the office with convenient scheduling. In addition, our team is able to performed specialized gynecologic sonograms including Saline Infusion Sonography (or Sonohysterography), 3D Ultrasound, Pain Mapping and more.
Our Ultrasonography Manager, Julie, has lived in Virginia Beach for over 25 years. She has been a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) since 1994. She worked in several local hospitals before concentrating exclusively on obstetrics and gynecology. She has been with Virginia Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology since April, 2000, and we recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with the practice! Julie is married with two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family. Julie states, “I love working with such an incredible team of doctors and staff, and well as all of the wonderful patients I get to meet every day. My career at Virginia Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology is very rewarding and it’s a privilege to play a part in providing the best care I can to each and every patient!”
Our ultrasonographer, Kelly, has been with Virginia Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology since 2008. She has been a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) for sixteen years. Prior to working at Virginia Beach Ob/Gyn, Kelly was employed in many of the area hospitals, before ultimately deciding to focus on women’s health ultrasound. She gained invaluable experience scanning for a large maternal fetal medicine (high risk obstetrics) practice. Kelly is married with three children, and as a family they enjoy martial arts, soccer, marathons and the beach. They love to travel and explore new places and cultures.
Kelly states, “It is very rewarding performing ultrasound and making a positive difference in the lives of each patient. I also enjoy the other many aspects of the ultrasound field such as teaching, research, and spreading global awareness about the importance of ultrasound in women’s health. I’m proud to work for an awesome group that recognizes the safe use of ultrasound as an integral part of patient care”.
Danielle can be found working at any of our three office locations. She has been a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) since 2009. Prior to her employment with Virginia Beach Ob/Gyn, she worked at a local hospital performing a variety of sonograms and procedures on patients ranging from healthy to critically ill.
Danielle states, “Ultrasonography is something that has always interested me, from the diagnostic capabilities to caring for each patient compassionately. I enjoy being involved in direct patient care and working with several different patients each day. I love being able to share the experience with new families during a very exciting time of their lives and also the opportunity to help patients with other health related concerns. People often comment on how great and exciting my job must be, and I couldn’t agree more!”
Courtney works mainly at our Providence Road and First Colonial offices on a full time basis. Courtney has been a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in ultrasound physics and Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2011. She started her career at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center as an effective sonographer in a very demanding high volume imaging position. Courtney is married with two daughters and a son. She enjoys her spare time gardening, baking and attending her daughter’s softball events. Courtney states “What I enjoy the most about ultrasound is knowing the images I provide to our team of doctors are used to ensure our patients are always provided with the highest level of health care”. “I also enjoy sharing my experiences with fellow sonographers–we continuously learn from one another”.
Samantha “Sami” has been a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) since 2017. She moved to the Virginia Beach area in 2021 and has been with Virginia Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology since. She also scans part time at a high-volume Sentara hospital. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, sunsets at the beach, and taking walks with her dog, Millie.
Samantha states, “Every day and every patient presents a new challenge and I love being in a field where I am constantly learning. As much as I love capturing cute baby pictures, I also take the diagnostic importance of my job very seriously, and treat each patient how I would like my family member or myself to be treated. I hope to create an environment for patients wherein they know they are not ‘just another scan’. Although we often can’t say much, (as the physicians have to give patients their diagnostic results) as sonographers we experience joy, grief, and everything in between, right along with the patient.”
Heather has been with Virginia Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2021. A Norfolk native, she has over 10 years of ultrasound experience at various Ob/Gyn practices in Hampton Roads. She states, “Throughout my career my heart has always been for women and their health. I am grateful to be a part of so many special and difficult moments that my patient’s experience. There is nothing quite as rewarding as knowing the images you take can impact someone’s health in a positive way”.
In her spare time, she loves discovering new coffee spots throughout Hampton Roads and simply spending time with family.