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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Kisthardt returns to Physicians and Midwives after an 8 year hiatus. She grew up in a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, and after having her first child in 2005 she moved to PA to be closer to her parents. While there, she continued to practice full scope Ob/Gyn. But after several years of her husband continuing to commute for his IT job to the D.C. area, they happily chose to return to their beloved Alexandria and P&M. Dr. Kisthardt initially moved to Alexandria in 1998 after completing her residency training in Ob/Gyn at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. This was preceeded by earning her medcal doctorate at Jefferson Medical College and her Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College. She is board certified and enjoys all aspects of full scope Obstetrics and Gynecolgic care. She will be a part time member of the practice. She loves to hike with her family (which now also includes a daughter born in PA) and engage in any physical fitness activity she can, as well as cramming for the next book for her book club. She is just thrilled to be back and honored to serve the community once again.
Verified Patient Reviews
The office staff was so friendly and from the moment I walked in the door, I felt very comfortable and at ease. Dr. Kisthardt is also friendly and professional, and she explains everything, which made me feel at ease. She took time to answer every question I? had, and made a routine visit feel important and valued. I? will definitely be going to her again and would recommend her to all who are in search of a good, friendly, knowledgeable doctor.
I saw Dr. Kisthardt for my annual gyn exam. She is very professional and thorough, great bedside manners, talks throughout exam to make patient feel comfortable, explaining what, why and how. Took time for questions. Quick visit, but felt like I was considered as a person.
Dr. Kisthardt herself was lovely. She talked me through everything as it was happening, and patiently answered all my questions. However, I wasn't seen until over an hour after my scheduled appointment. For about 45 minutes of that, I had already been told to undress and was waiting in that little paper gown in a freezing exam room. Overall it did not make for a pleasant experience.
Dr. Kisthardt was so nice and pleasant! Additionally she was very thorough. She was informative and had great bed side manner. She will now be my primary OBGYN.
Caring, non-judgmental, answered all of my questions. I feel informed and cared for.
She's amazing! She treated me like it was the first time I'd ever been to a gyn... even though I'm over 60! She explained EVERYTHING. No surprises!!!! Best GYN experience I've had in 25 years!
She was very pleasant.
It was AWSOME She is v nice n full of knowledge U will love her
I liked her. She was very thorough and listened to all of my concerns.
She is a terrific doctor. She is empathetic, informative and direct.
She was great!
Spoke professionally. Talked me through multiple issues and gave helpful recommendations.
Epitome of her profession. She is absolutely awesome!
Dr. Kisthardt provides thorough explanations and answers all questions. She is so reasonable and willing to listen.
Dr. Kisthardt was thorough and direct. She communicated in detail to make sure I was comfortable and answered all of my questions.
She was awesome. She was understanding and made me feel very comfortable. She didn't talk down to me either or act like I wasn't important.
Very informative and she gives clear information to follow.
She was great! Answered all my questions and referred me to another doctor based on the things we discussed.
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and to the point.
She's smart, no nonsense, friendly and makes you very comfortable. I think she is among the best docs I've ever seen. I felt great after the appointment because I know where my health stands and what I need to do moving forward.
She was phenomenal. Took her time, seemed genuine and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Kisthardt was amazing as always. She's very friendly and always makes me feel at ease. She takes her time with you and she makes sure to address all your issues and concerns.
Dr. Kisthardt is the type of doctor you hope to find-attentive, asks many questions to fully understand what is going on and will prescribe the proper exams and tests to find out what's going on instead of just shoving a pill your way. Highly recommended!
Dr. Kisthardt is great, she is knowledgeable, energetic and spends adequate time with her patients answering questions and explaining the importance of recommended procedures.
Everything was good, I highly recommend Dr Kisthardt.
Dr. Kisthardt was fantastic. She was personable and patient. She explained every step of her exam but was also very efficient. Wait time was excellent too! I will be seeing this doctor again!
Dr. Kisthardt and staff were very thorough. I felt like I was the only patient that she had all day. The appointment was not rushed and she explained everything.
Anne is awesome! She is informative and explains the crazy things that go on in your body.
Good listener. Empathetic and helpful.
Aside from the insane wait time, the staff and doctor were great. I am not sure if the wait time was a fluke or normal, but even after almost 2 hours past my appointment, I wasn't rushed. The doctor listen to all of my concerns and talked to me thoroughly.
Epitome of what a doctor should be. Never in a rush. Takes all the time necessary and then some to explain your condition, steps to great health, and more. I'd never go anywhere else. She's awesome! I give this doctor 10 stars.
I am usually apprehensive during a gynecologic visit but the staff was so friendly and Dr kisthardt was very reassuring and knowledgeable. My experience was very positive and I left feeling very satisfied with my care.
I have been going to this practice for approximately 10 years but this was the first time I encountered Dr. Kisthardt. I read the reviews prior and moved forward with the appointment anyways. Every personality differs so you really cannot trust reviews. I found knowledgeable, informative, and pleasant. I would see her again.
I like her advocacy of the patient's concerns. I had been getting some "stalling" from my PCP re: referrals and other testing for a condition I'm having, and I felt that Dr. Kisthardt was on my side when I expressed my concerns and talked about next steps.
Dr. Kisthardt is professional and thorough
Dr. Anne has been helpful since the start and made me comfortable enough to continue seeing her when needed. She is a positive and very kind women.
Dr. Kisthardt has an amazing bedside manner and ALWAYS listens carefully to your concerns. She is empathetic and extremely caring. Love having her as my OB/GYN provider!
The visit with Dr. Kisthardt was awesome. When I was checking out I asked the nurse if blood work needed to be drawn for further tumor markers. This is where I waited 30 minutes to get an answer.
She listened to all of my complaints. Explained all of her procedures step by step during the examination. Very Professional! Nice bedside manner. Very impressed!
Very professional, takes time with her patients and very through!
It was great seeing dr kisthardt She is an amazing n vvvv polite person in general She is also a good listener!! I definitely recommend this doctor to family n friends !! It was my second visit to her !!
Dr. Kisthardt is very thorough. She listens, answers all your questions and explains well.
Office staff was helpful. they had all my forms filled out and I just had to review and ok them. I also enjoyed being able to schedule online through Zocdoc and the reminders provided. The Dr. had reviewed all my records and was ready to go.
The experience was rather unpleasant. I wait for over an hour before the nurse took me back. When I went to the room, the nurse weighed me and asked me why I took the appointment. After she asked me some basic questions, she told me the doctor wouldn't be in for at least another 45 minutes. Also, they wouldn't call my insurance to see if anything was covered and/or wouldn't provide services until after the insurance company was called.
Dr. Kisthardt is great. She's down to earth, very kind and very smart. She was thorough and informative. Dr. K. is very up on all current conditions, procedures and medications. Plus, while getting information from the patient, she's giving information as well. This is my favorite kind of Doctor. Sincere, interested and very good.
I was very impressed with Dr. Kistardt. She was thorough, taking the time to answer my questions.
Dr. Kisthardt was WONDERFUL! I was a bit apprehensive, as I was bringing in a very young patient and wasn't sure how this would go over. But she quickly put all of my fears to rest. She was warm, and engaging. She knows how to tailor her conversation to her audience, be it an adult, or someone younger. She's great about educating her patients, and makes you feel comfortable. The office was clean, the staff was friendly. We were seen as soon as we filled out our paperwork. She answered all of our questions, and made sure we didn't have any additional ones. I'm glad we found her, and am happy to have her!
Very professional. Very informative. Very nice.
Dr. Kisthardt did a great job of explaining everything she was doing so I felt very comfortable.
Dr. Kisthardt was very knowledgable and made sure I was comfortable before and during the exam. She answered my questions and was very friendly. Everything a doctor should be!
She was very nice and helpful. Answered my questions and gave recomondations. I'm defiantly going back again.
Dr. Kisthardt conducted my annual GYN check-up, and as part of that we discussed family planning and mammogram recommendations. I felt her advice was confident, clear, and understanding. The exam was thorough and her bedside manner was great- communicated well throughout! no "surprise" cold hands or discomfort. I am thrilled to have found such a wonderful doctor and great practice in the area!
Dr. Kisthardt is wonderful! I had an embarrassing condition and she was very kind and alleviated all my fears and embarrassment
Dr. Kisthard is the absolute best. I wish she practiced general medicine too!
Love Dr. Kisthardt. I came at a troubling time and she was good at assuaging my concerns and focusing on the issues at hand.
I was pleasantly surprised with the entire experience. Everyone was efficient and knowledgable. All my questions were answered and I left reassured about my decision to grow my family.
Dr. Kisthardt was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Very pleased. New to area and this will be my new doctor. Very knowledgable.
Very knowledgeable and thorough, takes a holistic approach on recommendations. Very well managed practice.
She was informative, she listened, and she was personable. the best visit I've ever had.
I went to see Dr. Kisthardt for issues with treating an irregular period at age 35, and she was very knowledgeable and confident in her approach to help examine the problem. Although she is not warm and fuzzy, she is kind, respectful, smart and deliberate, so it made me feel as though I was in good hands.
Anne has been an amazing presence throughout my pregnancy as part of the Physicians & Midwives practice. She has been responsive, thorough and thoughtful with every interaction.
Dr. Kisthardt is a very knowledgeable, informative, and friendly physician, with an excellent bedside manner. She answered all of my questions and concerns in a way that was understandable for someone, like me, whose last course in Anatomy & Physiology took place 30 years ago in college. I highly recommend her!
This was a new patient visit. Dr. Kisthardt was thorough, direct and personable. Exactly what I am looking for. I got the sense that she wants to be a partner in my healthcare; she successfully (hopefully) communicated her expectations that I will hold up my end of the bargain, meaning that I need to do my requisite follow-ups. I am very pleased and look forward to continuing working with Dr. Kisthardt in the future.
She is a good doctor. Very kind and professional.
Great office staff at the Sherwood location and Dr.K is just so warm and wonderful! Can't recommend her enough.
She knew what she was doing and she was very knowledgable. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Kisthardt is positive, friendly, and in touch with the latest research about women's health--and solution oriented.
She very pleasant and polite I love her
I thought she was very helpful and very nice. She explained things in a way that I would understand and did her job efficiently.
The doc and the entire staff are gracious and pleasant. They made the "appointment all women love to hate" a positive experience. Thrilled beyond belief that they do lab work on site.
Absolutely loved it! I felt very comfortable and she definitely helped me with the problem I was concerned about :)
I am happy to see Dr. Kisthardt back in the group. She is an excellent doctor with gentle hands; she patiently answered my questions.
I had an appointment at 2:45. When I got to the office I was not greeted by anyone. While waiting I heard the receptionist being rude to another patient who asked some questions. I signed in and a sat for 5 minutes before being called up to the desk to fill in more paperwork. They said their computer system changed. There was nothing on the paperwork that was new, nothing they didn't already know. After 15 minutes I was taken back to a room. At 3:30, I opened the door to see if I could see the nurse to ask what was taking so long. When I didn't see her I went to the front desk. Only at this point I was told I would be seen next. However I had to wait another 10 minutes before actually being seen by the doctor. I heard the nurse and doctor talking about me before the doctor came into the room. Once the doctor was in the room I feel she rushed through all the information. This may be because I told them I had to be someplace. I've gone to this practice for a few years and have never had a great experience. Everything from long wait times in the office to rude receptionist and feeling like the doctors thought I was stupid. I'm now officially done with them.
Dr. Kisthardt has excellent bedside manners, very respectful with good eye contact. She talks throughout appointment with detailed explanations and gives space for questions.
I really liked Dr Anne. She was very complete with her exam and did answer every question and asked many questions. I like her alot and will continue to see her. She is very trustworthy and you can tell right away she wants you healthy and happy. Thank you so much Dr Anne. RW
Really love this office! Great doctor and fantastic staff. Results delivery are done online so you can always check to see when your results are in. I've referred others who love this office as well.
She was awesome! Very clear and perscice!
Really wonderful - so kind and always very forthcoming with information. I always leave feeling like I really understand what's happening and why, and knowing what the next steps should be.
I saw Dr. Kisthardt as a new patient on 1/22/15, having just recently moved here, & really just picked a physician based on my insurance plan providers list online. My first impression of this dr. and her staff are WONDERFUL! Front desk staff is efficient, cordial, helpful, as are her lab staff (had a blood draw). Then Dr. Kisthardt herself...can't say enough favorable descriptions. She is friendly, makes you feel so at ease thru the physical exam part; so thorough and conscientious; not rushed, took her time to visit w/ me about my list of questions/concerns. I feel so fortunate to have found her, & though it's a little bit of a commute for me to drive, it's so worth it!
Dr. Kisthardt was very easy to talk to and addressed some concerns I had about some patterns in my health that I had noticed and had good tips for how to deal with them. She is very high energy and completed my exam quickly, but I didn't feel rushed.
Dr Kistharst is, hands down, the best OB/GYN I've ever visited. She listened to my questions, answered them thoughtfully, and paid attention unlike most doctors who just want to get on to the next patient. Though these appointments aren't ever enjoyable, it was the least uncomfortable yearly exam I've ever had! I would recommend her to each and every woman looking for an understanding and skilled doctor. Thanks!!
I was very satisfied with her answers to my questions. The visit was not very long (a positive for me), but I feel that I walked away with all of my questions answered.
Based on my first encounter with Dr. Kisthardt, I can say that she is a very professional and approachable doctor.
She was very professional, answered all my questions, and kept my appointment quick and easy. I highly recommend her.
I appreciate her bedside manner. I'm overweight and I'm always afraid of a fat shaming doctor. She was kind and did not immediately inform me that I am in fact overweight like other doctors do.
The doctor seemed very busy buy still took time to explain everything to me. She was very informative and I will keep her as my OBGYN
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kisthardt. She recently delivered our daughter via planned repeat c-section. The recovery was very smooth and I was back to myself in no time. I was very nervous the day of delivery but she made me feel comfortable by talking to me and explaining everything in detail both before and after the operation. She genuinely cares a lot about her patients and is very easy to talk to. Today I met her for my 6 week check up. She was very gentle with her examinations (as always) and spent a lot of time with me asking questions and making sure everything was going well with me after the baby. She also pays a lot of attention to your medical history and previous visit notes. During one of my routine visits with her, I had a concern of babies head measuring big and I was very impressed when she told me she remembered looking at my ultrasound and assured me everything was ok. I highly recommend Dr. Kisthardt. Anyone will be lucky to have her on their delivery date.
I really like Dr. Kisthardt. She is friendly, proactive, and has a great bedside manner. She is quick, but she is sure to answer your questions and she seemed to want to review my medical history thoroughly with me to ensure we addressed any potential concerns. I will absolutely schedule with her again next year!
She was marvelous. I like her suggestions and advice.
Dr. Kisthardt was great. Right away she makes you feel comfortable and explains everything in detail. Extremely professional. It was my first appointment with Dr. Kirsthardt and I look forward to having a working relationship with her. She made me feel she cares about her clients. The office staff also is professional and I had no waiting time at all.
I loved Dr. Kisthardt. She made me feel very comfortable and was very nice! I was happy to have her as my doctor because I had a really bad experience with another doctor in the practice previously.
Gynecologist visits are not fun but this one was not traumatic at least.
Extremely professional and thorough.
Good experience! Went in for a regular annual visit. Nurse was a little brusque but doctor was great - explained each aspect of examination before and as she was doing it.
Great bedside manner and extremely knowledgeable. Took the time to educate me on my concerns and how to take better care of myself. Front office staff was very patient and competent. Highly recommend.
The North Arlington office was very efficient and friendly! I was immediately put at ease by the comfortable and professional atmosphere and the nurse had great bedside manner. Dr. Kisthardt is very knowledgeable and upfront with her recommendations. She provided tons of background knowledge that helped me make my own decision regarding a prescription change.
Dr. Kisthardt gives the impression of being very competent - I never doubted that she knew what she was talking about. The critical feedback was due to (1) my having to wait over an hour before the doctor came to see me (and then didn't apologize or mention it at all); (2) she was brusque and hurried; (3) having a lady's doctor appointment is not usually enjoyable or comfortable, per se, but her lack of bedside manner made it all the more stressful. Upon completion of my appointment with her, I asked the front desk staff about the tardiness, and was told that she had had a back-up. I understand that we all have stressful days at work, and if that was the case, I'm sure this was one of those for her, but she could have at least brought it up. I thought the nurses and the front desk staff were all very nice.
Dr. Kisthardt strikes me as very knowledgeable and highly competent. She inspires confidence and is easy to talk to. The office staff were friendly, the lab technician was skilled, and everything was very convenient.
She walked through everything she was doing and answered questions thoroughly. She didn't rush through anything...very patient.
She apologized for making me wait. Great doctor.
best gynocologist I have ever seen and I am extremely picky!
Anne was absolutely fantastic! This was my first appointment with her and I couldn't be happier. She was great! Very friendly and professional!
This was my first visit with Dr. Kisthardt and I was very pleased.
I had my first appointment with Dr. Kisthardt today and my first impression of her is that she is a highly professional and effective doctor. The wait time was minimal, as a matter of fact I arrived about 40 minutes early and right after I have completed my patient info forms, my name was called! (There was no wait!) She was extremely helpful in providing me all the information that I needed to know about the subject. She is also very kind and informative in providing feedback for my questions. 5 stars.
There's always a wait at the Physicians and Midwives offices that seems to worsen the later in the day your appointment is, which is why I usually go earlier when possible before they get backed up. Dr. Kisthardt is very professional, to the point, and knowledgeable. I'm never scared to ask her a question. I do wish she had provided more information about options when I asked about getting an IUD, though; I didn't know that some brands were smaller than others, and it would have been nice to know given I haven't had children. Definitely recommend her
She was great! A little bit of a wait, but I was the last appt of the day so to be expected. The staff was awesome!
I thoroughly enjoyed my appt today. While I had to wait, I had a book to keep me company, so I didn't notice the long wait. Both the nurse and Dr Kishardt apologized for the long wait. I loved that Dr Kishardt walked in knowing all about me...I could tell she had done her homework. She was able to answer all of my questions and was extremely knowledgeable. She talked through the exam and was extremely gentle. I actually enjoyed my appointment.
Very professional !!
very friendly, efficient, and made me feel comfortable. answered all questions. professional. highly recommend.
Dr. Kisthardt was great. She was friendly and knowledgable and I felt very comfortable with her.
She was very sweet. She answered all of my questions and concerns. She was also quick and gentle which is what everyone wants when seeing an OBGYN.
Dr. Kisthardt delivered my son 14 years ago and I hadn't seen her since but I'm glad she moved back to the area. She's very thorough and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend her!
Dr. Kisthardt was the second OB-GYN I decided to try in this practice in less than 2 weeks due to an "urgent" matter. I was not disappointed with her, she was hands on, evaluated the sonogram the previous Dr. asked for, actually the only thing she did without taking the time to explain anything at all. On the other hand, Dr. Kisthardt dedicated the time to explain the results and to discuss what would be the next steps to find out my menopause spotting. Not knowing anything creates uncertainty.
Dr. Kisthardt was fantastic and thorough. She was so on point that I had no questions for her at the end of our session.
It went very well she was very professional and the front desk staff was very friendly
The wait was a little long, but you'll hear no complaints from me. Aside from that, she definitely took care of the problem I was having, and in only one visit!
Other than the long wait, it was great. Her nurse really put me at ease. Dr. Kisthardt has a great bedside manner. She is very thorough and takes the time to explain everything.
The office staff were friendly and caring. Dr. Kisthardt is a lovely, caring person. I am very happy that I choose her to be my doctor.
This was by far one of the best experiences I've ever had with a doctor. The staff was great, and Dr. Kisthardt actually took the time to read my charts as she asked me many questions about my health history - even things unrelated to gynecology, like allergies! I know she was in a rush because she had been stuck in traffic before my appointment and was likely pretty behind in seeing patients, but she still took the time to explain things to me and answer every question I had. Overall a great doctor and a great experience!
I will not return to this practice due to te wait time. It is unacceptable.
My appointment was the last one of the day. I spent almost an hour waiting and when I finally met with the doctor, I could tell she was just trying to rush through my appointment so she could get home. I don't blame her and she did answer all my questions, but it just wasn't nice to feel hustled out of a place, especially when it's your first appointment.
Dr. Kisthardt is great - I didn't feel rushed at all and she really listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions.
I waited in the waiting room for over an hour and then was taken back to the room to be seen where I waited another 40 minutes. It was very quick due to to the fact that I was seen 2 hours after my scheduled time so I felt like she was trying to rush through things. I have to go back, which is frustrating, because the person who does the blood work left already because she only works during "normal business hours". The situation was less than ideal.
Worth the wait!
She is an excellent doctor.
She was forthright, to-the-point, thorough and non-judgmental. I mentioned something unrelated to the exam and she recommended an in-office test to be performed to determine if there was a medical cause to that problem (which is certainly possible.) She is clearly very knowledgable and also personable. I will absolutely return to her in the future. So glad I went.
45 min wait to go into the exam room and then another 30 min wait in the exam room, ridiculous! Dr. was good but not worth that much wait time.
Dr. Kisthardt saw my 17 year old daughter who had of questions and concerns about birth control and other issues. She was very straightforward with my daughter and treated her like an adult. My daughter says they established a rapport immediately and my daughter felt respected even though it was her first visit to a gynecologist ever. Also, think ZocDoc is incredibly convenient and easy to use. Thanks!
She was excellent!
Dr. Kisthardt was very attentive and addressed all of my questions efficiently. She is very caring and takes the time to understand her patients' concerns thoroughly. I was in and out of the office in less than an hour, but gained so much from the experience.
Dr.Anne was very helpful and informative. She explained everything and put me at ease.
My visit was great. I did have to wait a very long time. However, that does not seem to be the norm around the office. She was called away to a procedure, which explained the wait. The staff was very attentive during the unexpected wait. Dr. Kisthardt's bedside manner was superb. She was very patient with all of my questions and gave me all the time I needed, even though she had been unexpectedly delayed. I would definitely recommend her to people looking for a doctor and will be using her in the future.
So glad she has rejoined the practice! Received more information from her in 30 mins than in my whole 8 years with PMCP! Yay, Dr K!
Dr. Kisthardt was very behind and I had to see another doctor. The new one was very kind, but the wait was difficult to ignore and I had done my research on Kisthardt.
Dr. Kirsthart was great and made me feel comfortable right away. She was very thorough. Will definitely go back.
Dr. Kisthardt was excellent. She put me at ease and was fun to talk to. Highly recommend!!
Very professional and competent. Was impressed by her thorough examination and approach to evaluating wellness. Provided recommendations to diet change.
Taken almost as soon as I arrived. Dr. was prompt to see me and was pleasant during the entire visit. She was wonderful with my 3yr. old as well! Interactive, friendly, and personal.
She answered all questions I had and made me feel comfortable
It was great. I was there to discuss birth control options and she literally gave me a fantastic lecture on the subject. She took her time to discuss every pros and cons of the options available.