Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) services at the Center support women’s health. Women’s reproductive systems are complicated and require special care, especially when you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Our professionals work with women to address all aspects of both women’s health and perinatal care.
Care During Pregnancy
The healthcare professionals at the Center know that a lot goes through your mind when you are about to have a baby. You have a lot to plan for, and you are experiencing physical and emotional changes in your body. Your Care Team is ready to make your baby’s health a priority. We answer all your questions and provide as much advice and medical support as possible. We help you schedule all your obstetrics appointments and check-in with you throughout your pregnancy. We also help you establish your plan for labor and delivery; however you choose to do so.
Our OB/GYN healthcare providers have training in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology. We have experience diagnosing and treating pregnancy complications and risks. We also provide pregnancy testing, STI testing, and of course regular examinations. Although you do not need to experience any symptoms to come for a visit, common calls for concern include:
- Menstrual pain
- Perimenopausal and menopausal issues
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal discharge
- Urinary or bladder problems
If you have noticed any of these symptoms, or just want to check in with a doctor about your reproductive health, come into today.
Care for the Sexually Active
If you’re sexually active, OB/GYN services are important to ensure you’re having safe sex and that you take care of your body. If you’re sexually active, contact an OB/GYN healthcare provider at the Center if you need the following services:
- Birth control or other forms of contraception
- Tests for sexually transmitted infections or HIV
- Advice on preventing or treating sexually transmitted infections or HIV
- Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Treatment and prevention of pain during sex
Meet our Providers
Michael Q. Smith, MD
Dr. Michael Q. Smith is a Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Evansville in 1977. He then attended University of North Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree in 1980. Dr. Smith continued his education and received his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1985 and then completed his residency from Greater Baltimore Medical Center in 1989.
When Dr. Smith is not working he enjoys doing community work as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated, cooking, plays the base guitar, traveling, family vacations and bowling.
Rachel Jansen, DO, MPH, FACOG, Physician
Dr. Rachel Jansen is a Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees with Honors from the University of Florida. She then attended Des Moines University in Iowa where she earned both her medical degree and Master of Public Health degree with Distinction. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MetroHealth Medical Center and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she worked as Chief Resident.
Teresa Rose, FNP
Teresa Rose is a Family Nurse Practitioner for the OB/GYN department. She completed her Associates in Nursing at Northern Virginia Community College, followed by her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Louisiana before obtaining her Master’s Degree in Nursing under the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Chamberlain University. Teresa worked as a Registered Nurse for Loudoun OB/GYN in Leesburg, also has previous experience working as a Registered Nurse in High Risk Perinatal department at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching football, her favorite team are the Washington Football. Teresa also enjoys traveling, cruising and spending time with her family.
Megan Veale, PA
Megan Veale, a Virginia native, is a Physician Assistant who graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Studies with her Master's of Science in Health Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies degree in 2015. Megan joins our team after spending the last 6 years in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. She has spent the last several years working with Pacific Women's OB/GYN Medical Group, and she is passionate about women's health. She has also worked with AIDS Healthcare Foundation in California, as well as in Primary Care and Urgent Care, where she enjoyed getting to know patients and families.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She loves hiking and visiting different National Parks throughout the United States.
Jayla Lamb, CNM, WHNP
Jayla Lamb is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who obtained her dual-certified Master of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. She also attended the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Jayla previously held a position as a Certified Nurse Midwife at CenterPlace Health, a FQHC in Florida. Prior to that, she worked at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA, as a Registered Nurse in the maternity ward.
In her spare time, you might see her cooking and reading, and likes to travel whenever she can.
Lauren Agyekum, CNM, WHNP
Lauren Agyekum is a dual certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Virginia. She then went on to work in the Intensive Care Unit as a bedside nurse before returning to school to complete her graduate education at Georgetown University. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of settings from outpatient care to inpatient care where she was able to support patients as they labor and give birth within the hospital. She has a passion for all things reproductive health and is dedicated to providing equitable, accessible, and evidence-based care.
She enjoys good food, good music, and a good time. However, there is nothing she enjoys more than creating new memories and traditions with her husband and son.
Connie Van Baah, DNP, MSN, CNM
Connie Van Baah is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). She was born and raised in Ghana and migrated to the USA about 19 years ago. Connie started her education with an associate degree in science at Northern Virginia Community College. She earned her bachelor's degree of Nursing at George Mason University. While working as a registered nurse, she pursued her nurse practitioner education in midwifery at Shenandoah University and completed her midwifery certification in 2016. In early 2021, she completed her Doctor of Nursing degree (DNP) at James Madison University. As a Certified Nurse midwife and Women's Health practitioner, she has delivered babies, provided prenatal, postpartum, well woman care and much more.
She currently lives in South Riding, VA, with her husband and three girls. When she is not providing care for her patients, she enjoys healthy cooking, walking in her neighborhood, and going to playgrounds and parks with her family.