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Forest Women's Center


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Dr. ShuwargerDon Shuwarger, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a native of Los Angeles, California, moved to Houston, Texas in 1978 to attend Baylor College of Medicine. After medical school he stayed at Baylor for his residency in obstetrics and gynecology where he won an award for Excellece in Laparoscopy as a Senior Resident. After residency, Dr. Shuwarger opened his solo practice office in the Clear Lake Area of Houston. This area surrounds NASA Johnson Space Center. Dr. Shuwarger became Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in December, 1987. He was recertified in 1995.

 Fleeing big city life, the Shuwarger family moved to Goode, Virginia in the summer of 1994. Accompanied by his wife and daughter, the Shuwarger's have found life to be more enjoyable in the safe and relaxing environment of a small town. Dr. Shuwarger excels at laparoscopic surgery and reproductive endocrinology (infertility). His interests outside of medicine include SCUBA diving, Bridge and computers. View Dr. Shuwarger's on-line Curriculum Vitae and Home Page.

M. Semiha Uray, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, moved to New Jersey as a child. She earned her undergraduate degree from Brown University. She then graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical School. After medical school she joined her father in his obstetrics and gynecology practice. Dr. Uray became board certified in 1994. After her father retired, Dr. Uray and her family relocated to Forest, Virginia and joined the Forest Women's Center. Her interests include delivering babies and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Patricia  Gilhuly, P.A.-C. joined the Forest Women's Center in 1999.  She graduated at the top of her Physician Assistant class from College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, VA. Pat is a long time resident of Bedford County.  She has two daughters and a loving husband. Prior to becoming a Licensed Physician Assistant, Pat was a Registered Nurse for twenty years.

Susan Roehrich, L.P.C., L.M.F.T. is the Center's counselor.  She is specifically endorsed in general counseling, marriage and family counseling and is a certified Eating Disorders counselor.  She specializes in providing counseling services to women clients throughout the lifecycle, including infertility counseling, career vs. family issues, menopause and depression.  Susan is married and has four children.  She is in her Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech.

Location and Hours

The Forest Women's Center office is located at 2007 Graves Mill Road in Forest, VA 24551. The building is on the northeast corner of Graves Mill Road and State Road 221. The Forest Women's Center office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays we are open until 7:30 p.m. Emergency calls are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the office phone number, 804/385-8949.


At the Forest Women's Centers we provide a full-range of gynecologic and general obstetric services. These are some of the services we provide our patients and consulting physicians:
All hospital care is given at Virginia Baptist Hospital, part of Centra Health.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide the highest quality obstetric and gynecologic care in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment. 

Recent Training and Continuing Education

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Last updated on Monday, October 4, 1999.

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