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Dr. Susan Almquist

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chesapeake, VA
17 years experience female

Locations

Monarch Women's Wellness

Chesapeake, VA

Address

3802 Poplar Hill Road, Suite C, Chesapeake, VA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Office

Chesapeake, VA

About

Bio

Dr. Almquist provides high-quality medical care for a woman throughout the course of her life. In addition to offering prenatal and postnatal care, Dr. Almquist offers comprehensive gynecological services, including pap smears, annual physicals, management of ongoing medical conditions and wellness screenings. Susan Almquist, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist. She received her bachelor of science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., and earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, W.Va. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, she obtained postgraduate training as a surgical resident of the Ethicon Institute. Dr. Almquist is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Specialties
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Not clear.: Toxemia usually refers to pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. Some cleaning products are toxic if ingested, however this is unrelated to the toxemia in pregn... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Most likely.: The recommended age to begin pap smears is age 21. Frequency of pap smears will depend on a person's age and medical history. Annual exams are also ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Maybe: It will depend on what method you have been using and you are changing to. You may notice spotting or breakthrough bleeding. Talk to your doctor abo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: There are many different causes for irregular periods. Talk to your doctor so that they can understand your medical history, do and exam, and know wh... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: Pcos is not really something that goes away. Check with your doctor to clarify the information that you recently received. Perhaps cysts on your ova... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Pregnancy test: Check a pregnancy test if you think you might be pregnant. The average age of menopause is 52, and women will skip periods during this time until the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Age/your health: You should talk about your medical history and age related risks in conceiving and in pregnancy. If you are considering pregnancy, you should talk wi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
It varies.: Many doctors prefer to begin new OB care at about 7-8 weeks. Visits are about every 4 weeks until around 28 weeks. Then visits are every 2 weeks unt... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
No clear answer.: There is no best way to get pregnant or to get pregnant quickly, and sometimes conceiving can take time. I suggest that you talk to your gynecologist... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Need an exam: The best thing is to schedule an appointment so you can have an exam. That will be the best way to identify the cause of your discharge. You may hav... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Not usually: Bacteria and yeast are common causes of vaginal discharge. Having a vaginal discharge doesn't mean that a person is pregnant. If you think you migh... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes.: You are likely not ovulating regularly which is common in women with pcos, and therefore having difficulty getting pregnant. Treatment options are di... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Ask your doctor.: If the biopsy was benign, your doctor may want to check to make sure that there aren't any new problems and that things are stable. The best thing is... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Visit your doctor.: Irregular periods can be due to various medical causes. There isn't one cure all, either. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor, so that they ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Hard to say.: It's possible that you are just spotting (having light bleeding) as your period ends. If you mean that your period stops, then days later you spot, t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Not really.: Being 35 or older (advanced maternal age), there is an increased risk of having a chromosomal disorder, however, this does not mean that your pregnanc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Ask your doctor.: Your doctor is the best person to answer this question since they know the ultrasound results. If something doesn't make sense to you, don't hesitate... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Get more information: Talk to your doctor about the skin tag that was removed. Was there anything abnormal about it? Understand why they removed what they did. Would you... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Difficult to say.: The diagnosis of pcos is often made when a patient has irregular periods, signs of increased androgens (acne, hair growth on face, chin, abdomen), and... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
It depends.: Usually brown discharge is old blood and women can have spotting (have very light bleeding). Cramps are common with menses. You should talk to y... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes.: Usually the anatomy ultrasound is done during 18-20 weeks of pregnancy. The purpose of this ultrasound is to view how the fetus is developing - if yo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
If: If you have medical issues, make sure that you are in good health before becoming pregnant.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Need more info: You should be having a monthly period (unless you are on some birth control methods). If you have skipped a period and think that you could be pregna... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
See your doctor.: Many patients are diagnosed with ovarian cysts, which can range in size. Some go away on their own, some need to be surgically removed, and some rupt... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
It's possible.: Check a pregnancy test immediately. You should also see a doctor to be evaluated.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Be patient.: Pending just means that there is no final answer. When the result has been read, your doctor will be informed. I recommend communicating with your d... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: A common component of pcos is having irregular cycles. If you skip a period (or more), your next period can be longer/heavier as the lining of your u... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: A combination of knowing your health history, performing a physical exam, and performing/reviewing lab results would be best in helping you in this si... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Not sure.: What you are describing sounds like some light spotting, and your OB would be able to give you reassurance if things are ok. Sometimes sex can cause ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: There are significant risks associated with preeclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy. Sometimes blood pressure medicine is needed, but not a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
NSAIDS: Over the counter medications like advil/motrin/ibuprofen work well for menstrual cramps. Also, start taking pain medication before the cramps are sev... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Exam, labs: Most first new OB visits include talking about your medical history, precautions in pregnancy, how frequent your visits will be scheduled, an exam, an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes.: External fetal monitoring is when we monitor the baby's heart rate with a monitor on your belly. Internal fetal monitoring is when the monitor is pla... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
They are unrelated.: The pap smear is a screening for cervical cancer. The frequency of this screening is based on a person's age and medical history. The screening shou... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
See your doctor.: I'm not sure what symptoms you are having, but if you are having a brown discharge this may be more like spotting (old blood is usually brown). If yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Prevention.: There is no recommended cleaning regimen after sex - either with a condom or without. It is a good idea to urinate after sex to help reduce the risk ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
It varies.: Most women (not on any kind of birth control/hormones) should have a monthly period. Some medical conditions cause irregular periods, and this is not... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
It varies.: While it is common for women with pcos to have problems with ovulation, many women can still become pregnant without any medical assistance. Talk to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Probably not: I'm not sure what you are feeling, but it is not likely your cervix. In order to know what your cervical exam is, you should rely on your doctor to p... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
See your doctor.: Talk to your doctor so that they can get more information from you and do an exam. There are many different causes for your symptoms, and a visit to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Possible.: It's possible that this is normal, but only your doctor will know. They know your history and can examine you. Check with your doctor.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: There could be different causes for your bleeding. I recommend talking to your doctor. They know your medical/surgical history in much more detail, ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: There is not one reason for having irregular cycles. The best thing is to talk to her doctor about her medical health and periods. Her doctor will b... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
NSAIDS: Nsaids like advil/motrin/ibuprofen are great for treating menstrual cramps. These are over the counter and are pretty inexpensive. Some people can't... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: A common component of pcos is having irregular cycles. Talk to your doctor about your periods and if you need treatment to help regulate them.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Get an exam.: There are many things that could cause a bump in the vagina. The best thing to do is have an exam, so that your doctor can see where exactly the bump... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Maybe.: It is possible that the brown discharge is old blood and just spotting as your period ends. It is hard to say if this is normal without more history ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
No.: Bacteria and yeast are common causes of vaginal itching and discharge. An ovarian cyst would not be related. Talk to your doctor to determine the ca... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Cardiologist : If you still have palpitations after stopping the ocp, this may be unrelated to the medicine. You might want to see a cardiologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology 17 years experience
Observing the baby.: Typically this means that you will have an nst. This is when we put monitors on your belly to hear the baby's heart beat and also to follow for contr... Read More

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Mar 28, 2013
Dr Almquist has the best bedside manner. She is extremely personable and attentive and was able to resolve my medical issue with a simple blood test and medication. I am so thankful to have found he...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Almquist is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Almquist is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! It's good to know that my toxic products will not cause Toxemia
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, It wasn't related it was an allergic reaction.
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Thanks, and I have been tested for pregnancy multiple times, and I have followed u

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, WV
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Univeristy of Cincinnati

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Norfolk, VA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Norfolk, VA - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Virginia - Winter
2013

Affiliations

www.acog.org
http://www.bs757.com/
http://www.aagl.org/

Publications

New Guidelines for Pap Smear Testing
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