We are NOT taking self pay patients at this time. 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.