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Three Capital Women’s Care Physicians Named Washingtonian Top Doctor 2021

Help us congratulate Dr. Darryn Band, Dr. Randy Lizardo, and Dr. Heather Sine for being named Top Doc 2021 by the Washingtonian.Washingtonian 2021 Top Doc
These three physicians possess the characteristics and skills that help drive Capital Women’s Care and distinguish us as one of the leading practices in the Washington, DC area.

The 2021 Top Doctors list was published in Washingtonian’s November issue. The doctors were identified by a survey of more than 13,500 locally practicing physicians asking which of their peers they trusted most with their patients.


Darryn Band, MD


Darryn Band, MD

Dr. Band received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, then attended medical school at the University of Maryland. His residency was at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and returned home to begin working in obstetrics and gynecology, following in his father’s footsteps. Dr. Band is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Randy Lizardo, MD


Randy Lizardo, MD

Dr. Lizardo has been accredited as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the internationally recognized Surgical Review Corporation and a Certified Surgeon of The Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. He is currently licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia and provides surgical services in multiple facilities. He is referred patients from across the DMV and has been consistently recognized by his peers as a Washingtonian Magazine Top Doc.

Heather Sine, MD


Heather Sine, MD

Dr. Sine completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Notre Dame in Maryland, and medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., then traveled to the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston for her residency. During her years in medical school, she worked as a medical assistant for an established OB/GYN, and watched how his compassionate patient encounters led to his personal happiness. From this she took her own ability to talk with patients and help alleviate anxieties as well as being there while they make difficult decisions.


Real Stories: COVID-19 and Pregnancy

The Washington Post published a compelling article documenting several women’s experiences contracting COVID-19 while pregnant.pregnant woman getting covid vaccine Read these women’s stories to learn firsthand how important it is to get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant to help ensure the health of you and your baby.

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CDC Recommends Pregnant Women get Coronavirus Vaccine

The CDC formally recommended that pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine on August 11th after studies have shown that it is safe.

Consult With an OBGYN at Capital Women’s Care

The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care recommend that all eligible people, including pregnant women, receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have more questions about the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, contact our OBGYN office at (301) 681-9101 today!

Why You Should Never Skip A Mammogram

One of the simplest and easiest ways for women to stay on top of their health is to have a mammogram starting at age 40 and each year thereafter. It takes just minutes, results are relatively quick, and it gives you a feeling of control over your life. There are multiple reasons why you should never skip a mammogram.

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Dr. Darryn Band Named Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor

Capital Women’s Care is proud to announce that Dr. Darryn Band has been named to the Bethesda Magazine Top Doctor list. Doctors named to this list are specially selected by Professional Research Services (PRS).

Dr. Darryn Band was nominated by fellow physicians who have deemed him the best in their field of practice. We would like to congratulate Dr. Band for continuing to exemplify what it means to be an exceptional obstetrician and gynecologist.

Bethesda Magazine Top Doctors

Darryn Band, MD

Meet Dr. Band!

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Learn More about Dr. Band


New CDC Guidelines: COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

The CDC has announced new data concerning the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant people.

CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people.”

Read the Full Statement from the CDC

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people age 12 and older. This includes people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant, or may become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more vulnerable and more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19.

The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care recommend that all eligible individuals get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pregnant woman getting covid-19 vaccine




Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Heavy Menstrual Flow

Most women become familiar with the frequency and typical flow during their period. If something changes, women notice. It could be a missed cycle or two, or suddenly having a heavier than “normal” flow. When any changes occur, it’s important to see your doctor. There are some serious reasons why you shouldn’t ignore a heavy menstrual flow.

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