The DuPont Clinic is a referral center for ultrasound-guided procedures, primarily for management of abnormal and high-risk pregnancies. We provide the highest level of medical care and an experience focused on the needs of each patient. The DuPont Clinic provides care to women with complex medical situations who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining care. Read what our clients say.
The clinic was designed not to feel like a traditional clinic or medical office. The clinic was designed to create an optimal patient experience, not for high volume. Learn more about the clinic.
The DuPont Clinic was opened in June 2017 after years of preparation by Dr. Matthew Reeves and Maritza Basemore. Dr. Reeves has been performing dilation and evacuation since 2001. Learn more about our team.
We accept all patients. We do not turn away patients based on their medical or surgical history or the reason for termination. Because we can take patients to one of three nearby hospitals, we have more flexibility to accept all referrals. Learn more about our location.
At the DuPont Clinic, our goal is to make your experience as comfortable and private as possible. Each patient and her family will have one of four private rooms for the duration of her time at the DuPont Clinic. She and her family will be taken directly from the entrance to a private room. She will only need to leave the private room to go to the procedure room. Family members can stay in the private room while she is in the procedure room. You are unlikely to see any of the other patients in the office. As the family will have to wait during the procedure and while the patient wakes from sedation, each room is equipped with a television to pass the time more comfortably. Each room has a lightning and micro-usb charger.
The procedure room is bright and clean. The room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between patients. Although all medical equipment needed for routine care and emergencies is inside the room, we strive to make the procedure room appear as comfortable as possible. We only use cloth gowns and provide slippers.
Most patients will need two appointments, with one night between the two visits. Thus most visits to the DuPont Clinic will require a two-night stay. For patients traveling to the DuPont Clinic, you should plan to be in Washington, DC, for 2-3 nights. For some patients at later gestational ages and without a prior vaginal delivery, three visits may be needed. If this is the case, the first visits can usually be in the later afternoon to allow you to travel that morning. Our staff can assist in making travel plans. We have several hotels within walking distance. More information on getting to the clinic is available here.
The first visit is a pre-procedure assessment. At this visit, we will ask questions to be sure that we know everything that we need to know about you and your medical history. Then we will explain the plan for your care and ensure that you understand the entire process. Questions are encouraged. The last step is an ultrasound and may involve additional steps to prepare for the procedure. These steps will vary based on gestational age and the specifics of each patient’s situation.
The procedure will then be performed on the next day, except in rare circumstances. You and your family will return to one of the private rooms. Then you will change into a cloth gown and go to the procedure room. Unless otherwise desired by the patient, we prefer to use moderate sedation for all procedures. Most procedures take 5-20 minutes. After the procedure, most patients sleep for 15-45 minutes as they recover. Most patients can leave 1-2 hours after the procedure.
- This story on Reddit from one of our clients is a great summary of the experience at the DuPont Clinic.
“I’m choosing to share my story because of how helpful reading all of your stories was to me, I sincerely hope that my experience will help another woman along the line.”
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Meet Our Team
Dr. Reeves is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Reeves attended Harvard Medical School and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He then completed fellowship in Clinical Ultrasound at the UCSF Department of Radiology followed by the Fellowship in Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at the University of Pittsburgh.
Stacey Leigh Rubin, MD MPH FACOG
Dr. Rubin is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. Dr. Rubin attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. She then completed the Fellowship in Family Planning and Contraceptive Research at Johns Hopkins University. When not working, Dr. Rubin enjoys competitive horseback riding (show jumping) and spending time with her family.
The DuPont clinic is located at 1120 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
To reach the DuPont Clinic by metro, exit at Dupont Circle on the red line or Farragut West on the blue, orange, or silver lines. The blue line serves Reagan National Airport (DCA) and the silver line serves Dulles International Airport (IAD). The red line serves Union Station with Amtrak and MARC train service.
Parking is available in the building at 1120 19th St NW. On Saturdays, the building garage is closed but parking is available directly across the street at 1111 19th Street NW. Traffic can be difficult during between 8 am and 7 pm on business days.
Please feel free to contact us by phone at 202-844-2004.
Referring physicians can call us or fax information to 202-478-1976.
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