Women Physicians
GYN Medical Group
Care of Women by Women


"Convenient healthcare is important to me.  That's why I love visiting Women Physicians GYN Medical Group."

We have seen to it that every effort is made to make your visit convenient.  For your busy schedule, we offer:

  • Emergency care for urgent problems
  • Phone calls returned in a timely manner
  • An easy-to-find location in the Women's Hospital (formerly Orchard Pavilion) in El Camino Hospital

New Patients

We welcome new patients.

For your first visit, please arrive 20 minutes early in order to complete a number of forms.  You are invited to print the registration form and medical history form and fill them out in advance to shorten your pre-appointment time to 10 minutes.  We also encourage you to collect your family health history  information for 3 generations including parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and bring a copy to bring to your appointment.  Your first appointment may take up to an hour, so please give yourself the time needed for us to meet you.  If you are taking medications, please bring the names and dosages with you.  

Many of our patients are transferring their healthcare from another provider.  If you have been under the care of another physician, please ask that office to transmit your records to us prior to your first appointment using the Request for Medical Records form.

Returning Patients

Patients returning for their annual exam can complete the annual history form in advance.   We encourage returning patients to bring detailed information on any changes in their family history, medications, and laboratory results that were performed by other doctors.  

Laboratory testing and radiology studies can be done at whatever facility you prefer.  Just let us know so we can order appropriately.  Laboratory charges are separate. We no longer have a draw station in our office.  

Scheduling Appointments

The office is open from Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm except Wednesday when it is open only in the morning.  You can call our receptionist to make an appointment at those times.  You can also schedule an appointment on-line with Dr. Sutherland or you can schedule an appointment on-line with Barbara Dehn (Nurse Barb). You will receive an email confirmation or denial of the appointment with instructions to call the office if there is a problem with the time you have selected. Only established patients can schedule appointments on-line.

We respect the value of your time and want to spare you long waits.  Gynecology does involve emergency procedures, surgical delays, miscarriages, and other unavoidable delays; consequently, we ask for your understanding.  If we are running behind schedule, our staff will attempt to notify you, so please make sure we have the phone number where we can reach you on the day of your appointment. You may also call prior to your visit to see whether we anticipate any delays.

We also request that you arrive promptly for your visit.  Allow adequate time for driving, parking, and paperwork.  If you are unable to keep your appointment or are going to be late, please call the office as soon as possible (650.988.7550).  If you need to cancel an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice.  Without a cancellation, there is a missed appointment charge.