“I always wanted to be a doctor, even when I was a small child. It was great to have that goal from a young age because I was able to focus my energy on where I needed to go. I always thought I’d be a general surgeon but on my first night in rotation as a medical student on the labor ward, I delivered my first baby. I was so excited, I floated out of the room. I remember calling my mother and saying, ‘I figured out what I want to do!’
“Years later, I still have that same sense of awe about the miracle of birth and the value of human life. Being involved in this aspect of human existence is profound. My specialty has reinforced for me how to look at every person as an individual. I really care about my patients and what is going on in their lives. I get personal satisfaction from knowing that I helped better the lives and health of my patients. I like to take extra time to teach them about vitamins and to keep them up-to-date on current treatments and wellness. That is one of the reasons why I have branched out into writing iPhone programs to provide information for patients and doctors. It makes me feel good to go the extra mile.”
For more information about our ob/gyn services and/or to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to call us at 804.272.5508 today.
“I am proud to have been delivering quality care to women in our community for nearly 20 years. I believe one of my most important roles is educating women on what to expect before, during and after pregnancy and how to stay healthy. I also believe in treating my patients like family. In my view, there is no better way to start a family than feeling like you are a part of one.
“As the proud father of three, I can certainly relate to the high expectations new parents have for themselves and for raising their children. I truly enjoy talking to my patients and will take as much time as necessary to make them feel at home and comfortable with me as their physician. I feel truly blessed that so many women in our community have entrusted me with their care.”
We welcome patients from Glen Allen, Petersburg, Richmond, Bon Air, Chesterfield, and nearby communities. Call James River Obstetrics & Gynecology at 804.272.5508 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our For Patients section for more information.
“I made the decision to become a nurse practitioner because I wanted to help make a positive difference in the lives of patients. Prior to specializing in women’s health, I worked in both an emergency room and acute care setting, which gives me well-rounded experience. Today, I find it personally and professionally rewarding to work with women of all ages here at James River Obstetrics & Gynecology.
“I treat our patients with the utmost care and concern they deserve. This means taking the time to listen to them and answer their questions in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Also, I can really relate to our patients, particularly those who are younger, which makes their visits a positive, rewarding experience.”
“I have been an RN working in labor and delivery and have always wanted to be an advanced practitioner in same field. My father was an Ob/Gyn MD in Richmond, as well. I love working with women – in any capacity. What I most enjoy is guiding them through the excitement of pregnancy, but also helping them realize and learn how to care for their unique bodies throughout their lives.
“I am friendly and easygoing, but I also like educating and empowering my patients. I hope to give them knowledge and strength. I am accepting of any situation – all women are on equal grounds when caring for themselves. I definitely enjoy what I do.”
Julie has two daughters and actively participates in their swim team. She also enjoys music (voice and guitar), exercise (swim, bike, run), and enjoying the beach with her family.
James River Obstetrics & Gynecology is a full-service, state-of-the-art private medical facility in Richmond, Virginia providing in-office women’s care for more than 20 years. Drs. Gregory P. Moore and R. Kevin Smith have helped thousands of patients from all over Richmond and surrounding communities like Amelia, Colonial Heights, Fort Lee, Goochland, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Chester, and Prince George. We specialize in obstetrics including 4D ultrasound imaging, prenatal care, delivery, and high-risk pregnancy; urinary incontinence; gynecologic care; family planning and infertility; abnormal bleeding; pelvic disorders and reconstruction; menopause management; and osteoporosis care.