Don Shuwarger, M.D.,
I am a Board-certified
obstetrician gynecologist practicing at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Prior to coming to GCRMC, I spent two years in Williston, ND as a general ob/gyn. Before that, I was the Chief Medical Officer in Kwajalein, the Marshall Islands home to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site (RTS).
- B.S. Biological Sciences B.A. Philosophy (cum laude), University of Southern California, 1978
- M.D. Medical Doctorate, Baylor
College of Medicine, 1981
- Residency, Ob/Gyn, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program
in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981 - 1985
- M.B.A. University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 2005
- Board Certified, American Board of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 1987, Recertified to December
- Certified in Advanced Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgery,
American Council on Gynecologic Endoscopy, May 1996
A native of Los Angeles, California, I began my medical career in
Houston, Texas. My first office was in Webster, Texas (a Houston suburb
known as Clear Lake) as a solo practicioner. I lived and worked in the
Clear Lake Area for 10 years before relocating to Virginia.
My family and I came to Bedford County, Virginia and
experience a slower pace of life, lower cost of living, safer
environment and the preservation of private medical practice. I
enjoy the privilege of caring for
patients with the best tools, knowledge and procedures that I
Interests, Activities & Plans
I am interested and experienced in infertility and gynecologic surgery.
Recent training includes learning the latest techniques to
correct female urinary incontinence, repair pelvic prolapse, an update course on general
obstetrics and gynecology, a hands-on training course on the use of
ultrasound to detect malignancies of the breast, uterus and ovary;
seminars in advanced ultrasound imaging; and a JCAHO National
Conference on Quality. I am also trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support.
In January 1996, I opened an office in Forest, VA from which I retired in 2008.
From September 2008 through February 2009 I had the special opportunity to work as a physician at McMurdo Station, Antarctica as part of the US Antarctica Program in support of the National Science Foundation.
Other Interesting Things
I like to play
bridge (the card game),
scuba dive (warm water only, please) and enjoy camping in the
Blue Ridge mountains.
Last updated on Tuesday, January 4, 2016.
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