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Heather L. Kipa-joseph, DO

Languages: English
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Medical School
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Personal Interests
Dr. Kipa is married to pediatric neurologist Kevin Joseph. They have two energetic boys. She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading and being a mom to her children.
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal cerclage
  • abdominal cramps
  • abnormal pap
  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • abortion
  • abortion information
  • adolescent gynecology
  • advanced maternal age
  • amenorrhea
  • anemia of pregnancy
  • annual gynecological examination
  • anovulation
  • anovulatory bleeding
  • arcuate uterus
  • asymptomatic bacturia
  • atrophic vaginitis
  • atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
  • atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance pap smear
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • bartholin's cyst
  • benign breast lump
  • bicornuate uterus
  • birth control
  • bladder prolapse
  • bladder training
  • breast examination
  • breast lump
  • candidiasis of vagina
  • cervical biopsy
  • cervical conization
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • cervical polyp
  • chlamydia-female only
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • circumcision
  • cold knife cone biopsy of cervix
  • colposcopy
  • condylomata acuminata
  • contraception
  • cryosurgery of cervix
  • cystitis
  • cystocele
  • delayed menarche
  • delayed puberty
  • dermoid cyst
  • detrusor instability
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • diabetic and newly pregnant
  • dilation and curettage
  • dyspareunia
  • dysuria
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • endometrial ablation
  • endometrial biopsy
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • endometrioma
  • endometriosis
  • endometritis
  • enterocele
  • essure contraceptive
  • fallopian tube disorders
  • family planning
  • female anorgasmia
  • female genital problems
  • fibroid removal
  • fibroids
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • galactocele
  • genital herpes, female
  • genital warts
  • history of severe preeclampsia
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hot flashes
  • human papilloma virus
  • hydatiform mole
  • hyperemesis
  • hysterectomy
  • hysteroscopic adhesiolysis
  • hysteroscopic myomectomy
  • hysteroscopy
  • imperforate hymen
  • implanon
  • incomplete abortion
  • incomplete emptying of bladder
  • incomplete uterovaginal prolapse
  • infertility
  • intrauterine device
  • irregular menstruation
  • labial adhesions
  • laceration of vagina
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyoma
  • lichen sclerosis
  • loop electrosurgical excision procedure
  • mastodynia
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menorrhagia
  • menstrual disorders
  • missed abortion
  • missed periods
  • multiple gestations
  • oligomenorrhea
  • operations on cul-de-sac
  • oral contraceptive counseling
  • ovarian cyst
  • ovarian cystectomy
  • ovarian failure
  • ovarian mass
  • ovarian torsion
  • overflow incontinence of urine
  • painful periods
  • pap smear
  • paratubal cyst
  • partial hysterectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • pelvic floor exercise
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • pelvic mass
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • pelvic surgery
  • pelvic varicose veins
  • pelviscopy
  • perimenopause
  • perinatal mental health
  • permanent sterilization
  • pessary
  • placental disorders
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • post partum check-up
  • post partum mastitis
  • postcoital bleeding
  • postmenopausal bleeding
  • preconception counseling
  • preeclampsia
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy counseling
  • premature adrenarche
  • premature ovarian failure
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • prenatal care
  • prenatal testing
  • preterm premature rupture of membranes
  • primary amenorrhea
  • prophylactic oophorectomy
  • recurrent urinary tract infection
  • repair of cystocele
  • repair of rectocele
  • routine gynecological care
  • salpingo-oophoritis
  • secondary amenorrhea
  • selective estrogen receptor modulation
  • septate uterus
  • sexual dysfunction
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • spontaneous abortion
  • squamous intraepithelial neoplasia
  • surgical sterilization
  • teen pregnancy
  • tubal ligation
  • tubal ligation reversal
  • tubo-ovarian abscess
  • unicorneate uterus
  • urinary tract infection
  • uterine abnormality
  • uterine bleeding
  • uterine fibroid embolization counseling
  • uterine lining removal
  • uterine myoma
  • uterine polyp
  • uterine prolapse
  • uterine surgery
  • uterovaginal prolapse
  • vaginal abscess
  • vaginal atrophy
  • vaginal biopsy
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • vaginal bleeding
  • vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy
  • vaginal candidiasis
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal dryness
  • vaginal hysterectomy
  • vaginal infections
  • vaginal irritation
  • vaginismus
  • vaginitis
  • vasomotor symptoms
  • vulvar abscess
  • vulvar disease
  • vulvar dysplasia
  • vulvar vestibulitis
  • vulvodynia
  • vulvovaginitis
  • warts
  • water birth information
  • women's health

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 16 Comments)


Overall it was good experience.

I have recommended Dr. Kipa to more than one person already and will continue to do so.

Love her!

i felt incredible comfortable and was helped in the best possible way

[...] when I went to pick up my prescription, pharmacy said it was called in for pickup one month at a time. I had requested three months at a time as my insurance allows this and is more convenient. this has also happened before. I can't figure out if it is the person calling the perscription or the pharmacy staff.

I am a new patient for Dr. Kipa and she made me feel like I was her only patient during the time she spent with me. She was thorough, thoughtful and really listened as well as explained her thinking about my health.

Dr Kipa was the best! So welcoming, so thorough, great bedside manner. First visit with her and felt so comfortable during a procedure that is not comfortable to go through. I left feeling grateful.

Dr. Kipa is so amazing! She has checked in with me on my chart and her assistance have been sweet as well. Glad I am finally in an office that takes pride in patient care. Thank you guys again!

Dr. Kipa is the most amazing doctor in every respect! Truly wonderful!

Dr. Kipa is the best. She's very warm and caring and easy to talk to. I appreciate the amount of time she spends with me, I never feel rushed with her.

I pass 5 different hospitals just to come to Swedish Issaquah for Heather Kipa. She is wonderful and amazing.

I always recommend Dr. Kipa to my friends who are looking for an OBGYN. She is excellent, respectful and easy to talk to.

Dr. Kipa was amazing! She was compassionate, an amazing listener, a great doctor and someone I felt really carried about me and my case. I am new to the area and am still navigating a good health care team for some complex issues. I knew after meeting with her and she was a great fit for me. I am happy to have found her.

Dr. Kippa truly is the Best!

I have never seen this provider and was a work in. This provider not only showed the utmost respect and concern for my problem but I also felt very at ease talking to her even though I had never met her before. She made this very difficult situation a bit easier. Her follow up instructions were very clear and even came through in the middle of the night.

I really liked Dr.Kipa. She is very talent and experienced docter. She always answers very patiently. She is so nice,friendly and caring. I recently delivered in swedish . Dr.kipa is my OB/GYN.Overall my experince in swedish and with Dr.kipa is great.
Swedish OB/GYN Specialists - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive Suite 2030
Issaquah, WA 98029
Swedish Issaquah Birth Center
751 Northeast Blakely Drive
Issaquah, WA 98029
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