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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Valerie Mechanik received her bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, and MD from USF’s Morsani College of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tampa General Hospital. She is an attending physician in Gynecology at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital and has had a thriving women’s health practice in South Tampa for the past thirty years. Dr. Mechanik is a member of the prestigious South Atlantic OB/GYN Society and has been nominated by her peers as one of Tampa Metro’s Best Doctors® every year for the past fifteen years. Dr. Mechanik is a national speaker and trainer for LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) including Nexplannon device insertion and IUD insertions, such as Mirena and Paraguard. She speaks Spanish, French, and some Russian. After spending over 30 years practicing obstetrics and gynecology Dr. Valerie Mechanik is now using her time to focus solely on women’s gynecology, health, and wellness. She is interested in seeing patients for their first gynecologic visit, following them through the years, and giving her patients as comfortable and pleasant experience as possible. The American College of OB/GYN recommends the first gynecologic visit between 13-15 years old. Dr. Mechanik is a national speaker and trainer for LARC (long-acting reversible contraception) including Nexplanon device insertion and IUD insertions, such as Mirena and Paraguard. She has personally inserted over 1000 contraceptive devices and has many years of experience, thus helping to ensure the safest, least painful, insertions available. Her office offers complete gynecological care for women of all ages- from adolescence to menopause and every stage in between. Broad range gynecologic care options are provided in a modern and professional setting, while focusing on our patient’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Patients are empowered to make informed choices about their healthcare by a caring physician who listens, every step of the way. We offer a full range of women’s health services including: • Annual Wellness Examinations • Cervical Cancer Screening • Pap Smears • HPV Screening • Breast Cancer Screening • Adolescent Gynecology • Severe Menstrual Cramps • Irregular Periods • Gardasil Vaccinations • Pelvic Pain • Medical/Surgical Gynecologic Conditions • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding • HPV Screening • Menopause Management • Osteoporosis assessment and bone density • Sexual health • Vaginal dryness and atrophy • Urinary and bladder problems • Family planning • Birth control- including IUD’s and Nexplanon insertions • Perimenopause • Hot flashes • Night sweats • Estrogen therapy • Hormone replacement therapy • Vaginal bleeding disorders (Menorrhagia – Heavy Flow) • PMS • Cervical cancer risk assessment and treatment • Ovarian cancer risk assessment and treatment • Uterine cancer risk assessment and treatment • Aging skin wrinkles assessment and treatment
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Valerie was amazing, sweet, and patient. It was my first time there and they made me feel so welcomed, comfortable and pain free. Highly recommend.
She was very kind and informative. Gave me plenty of options for various birth controls and her office is getting wig my insurance to see how much each one would be out of my pocket. Very thoughtful.
Offers time to discuss any issues before entering exam room. Very thorough and up to date on age related recommended tests
I've had issues with doctors not taking my health concerns seriously, but Dr. Mechanik is AMAZING. Visiting her office is a breath of fresh air compared to other doctors in this area. She was fantastic and kind, listened to my concerns, and takes women's health seriously (and she's up to date on research - no scare tactics from this doctor). Can't recommend her highly enough.
She takes time to get to know her patients and shows care. The environment is calm and welcoming and she made sure i was comfortable.
Her office staff was very friendly. She seemed to care and know what she was talking about.
Would definitely recommend! She makes the experience of a woman's yearly exam as comfortable and easy as possible. She is thorough, both her and her staff were kind and happy to answer any questions.
The staff was friendly and made me feel very at ease. Dr. Mechanik was very informative and personable. The ultrasound tech Summer was professional and very personable. I work in the healthcare profession and I appreciate their professionalism. I will definitely recommend them to other people .