United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Health Care Upstate New York - VISN 2

Women’s Health Services

OB/GYN Services

High quality gender-specific medical services are available to women Veterans.
  • Preventive health screening and patient information focus on breast and cervical cancer screens,
  • Breast self exams
  • Family planning
  • Infertility evaluation
  • Menopause management
  • Osteoporosis evaluation and treatment
  • Urinary health evaluations and treatment
VA provides maternity care for enrolled Veterans. Normally this care is provided through an agreement between VA and an approved maternity care provider in the community. If you are pregnant or planning a family, contact us about:
  • Maternity care before, during, and after delivery
  • Genetic consultation with a physician when needed
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Parenting education
  • Breastfeeding support and lactation classes
  • Breast pumps
  • Coverage of newborn up to 7 days after birth
The five most common gynecologic cancers are: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, and Vulvar Cancer. The fact sheets below provide additional information.
Contact your Women Veterans Program Manager for more information on women’s health issues.
Contact your Local Representative
For More Information on OB/GYN Services

Albany VA Medical Center
Anna Salony, RN
(518) 626-5968

Jane E. Weber, MS, RN
(518) 626-5519

Hours:Monday and Tuesday
Call (518) 626-5968 for an appointment.

Bath VA Medical Center
Greta Ledgerwood RN BSN
(607) 664-4662

Gender specific and routine gynecological services are provided in-house to the extent possible at Bath VA.

Buffalo VA Medical Center
Jill LaMantia, MSN, RN
(716) 862-8891

Clinic Days:
    Buffalo: Monday through Friday

Location:
    Buffalo: 3rd Floor, B wing

Western New York VA Medical Center provides comprehensive gynecological care at the Buffalo site.

Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Tammy Franklin, LCSW
(585) 393-7621

Gender specific and routine gynecological services are provided in-house to the extent possible at Canandaigua and Rochester VA.

Syracuse VA Medical Center
Mary LaRussa, FNP-BC
Women Veterans Program Manager
(315) 425-4652

Syracuse VA Medical Center provides comprehensive gynecological care i.e. pelvic exams, breast exams, hormone replacement therapy, PAP smears, transvaginal ultrasounds biopsies and colposcopies.

Dr. Dutton Gynecology clinic -
Monday & Wednesday mornings; Thursday all day

Dr. Grewal’s Primary Care and Gynecology clinic -
Mon. afternoon, Tues-Thurs. all day, Fri. morning only

Dr. Tanya Bowen Mental Health clinic-
Monday morning and Tuesday at 4p.m.

Dr. Kyle Possemato Mental Health-
Friday afternoon

WHC Location: 2nd Floor



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