Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center
Katherine Bishop, MDObstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Katherine Bishop loves helping women through the many dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes in life. Her favorite part of being an OB/GYN is building a relationship of trust with her patients and educating and empowering them to take care of themselves.
Surgery and months of physical therapy following a high school basketball injury inspired Dr. Bishop to focus on exercise and nutrition and to learn how the human body works. As a result, Dr. Bishop changed her lifestyle for the better and became passionate about helping others do the same.
Dr. Bishop enjoys caring for women of all ages. And while she may not be able to solve all health challenges in one visit, she is committed to truly listening and getting to know her patients as individuals while helping them achieve their health goals. Dr. Bishop is an experienced surgeon. Whenever a hysterectomy is needed, she prefers performing them vaginally as that is the least expensive, least invasive route with the lowest complication rate and fastest recovery. Dr. Bishop is also passionate about helping perimenopausal and post-menopausal women. She knows it can be a very difficult transition for women, and many would benefit significantly from hormone replacement. She thinks hormone replacement therapy has gotten a bad rap over the years, and many women suffer unnecessarily. And she wants to change that!
“The best part of my job is delivering healthy babies to excited parents. It’s such a happy and joyous moment. Sometimes, I have to deliver bad news or help women through really difficult moments like pregnancy loss. Being a source of strength and support during these times is just as rewarding—and important.” ~Katherine Bishop, MD
New to Richmond, Dr. Bishop is excited to explore the James River on her paddle board and bike the many trails around the city. She’s also looking forward to checking out area restaurants and breweries. But Dr. Bishop isn’t just about fun outdoor activities. She’s a book lover, often reading several a week.
To make an appointment with Dr. Bishop, call 804.288.4084 or go online.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
B.S. Neuroscience — Summa Cum laude