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Dr. Valerie Mechanik, MD

Gynecologist, OB-GYN

Professional statement

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

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph's Women's Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of South Florida, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tampa General Hospital, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1508851148

Office locations

Valerie Mechanik

4302 North Habana Ave, 300

Tampa, FL 33607

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Dr Mechanik was very efficient, knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and she made me feel comfortable during the exam.
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She was the first female doctor I went to who pushed birth control more than babies. Finally! Not every woman wants to be pregnant.
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I have been a long time patient of Dr. Mechanik and she is very compassionate and genuinely interested in your well being. Her office staff has always been professional and friendly.
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Very good experience, I would recommend her to anyone.
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Eaited FOREVeR but the doc and nurses were amazing!
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Dr Mechanik was super nice (all the staff were actually). I felt very comfortable with her and will certainly be using her going forward. I would absolutely recommend her.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Mechanik for 20 years. She is an amazing, caring woman.
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Everything went great, appreciated the extra personal time she took to get to know me and my history prior to the examination as a new patient. The wait time was a little long and I was on my lunch break but other than that everything was excellent.
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She is an amazing doctor! She first sat me down in her office to address any concerns and past history, etc. The pap was really quick, very bearable, as we all do not look forward to them lol. We were ableto address a few other concerns as well during my visit. I've never felt more confident in my health until I found her! Definitely will be long-term.
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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.
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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.
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Offers time to discuss any issues before entering exam room. Very thorough and up to date on age related recommended tests
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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.
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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.
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Her office staff was very friendly. She seemed to care and know what she was talking about.
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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.
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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 .
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