About Us

We believe that caring for you means caring about you.

Since 1964, Essex County OB/GYN has been “Caring for Generations” of women on the North Shore of Massachusetts by providing comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care to women throughout their lives.

We offer preventative, diagnostic, and acute care for a wide range of Women’s Health issues. Each of us, including our board-certified OB/GYN physicians, certified nurse-midwives and our physician assistant, genuinely cares about our patients.

We are dedicated to helping our patients maintain optimal health by providing them with quality medical care throughout their lives. We practice with compassion in a warm and welcoming environment. We invite you to experience this for yourself.


Our board-certified physicians specialize in women's health.


Our certified nurse midwives specialize in women's health.

Physician Assistants

Our Physician Assistants specialize in women's health.

Nurse Practitioners

Our highly experienced nurse practitioners.

About You

How can we help you?

A women’s health needs change throughout their lives. From adolescence when the body is transitioning into maturity to the need for a personalized contraception solution or infertility guidance to prenatal care and finally menopause, Essex County OB/GYN is extremely experienced in treating all Women’s Health-related conditions and meeting one’s individual needs with personalized, expert care.


A teen’s first OB visit should take place after menstruation has begun. If a teen has not received her period by the age of 15, she should come in for a checkup.

Twenties & Thirties

Checkups and Women’s Health testing should take place annually at this age. Also relevant for consideration is birth control and/or fertility guidance.


Annual checkups and testing are encouraged for this age bracket to monitor the transition from childbearing years to perimenopause and eventually menopause.

Menopause & Beyond

Menopausal and postmenopausal women should have annual gynecological checkups and PAP smears.

Words From Our Patient's Comment Cards...

Caring for Generations

"My first visit was approximately 30 years ago. Everybody is extremely pleasant and made my visit very comfortable. Highly recommend Dr. Boyd."

"My doctor, Dr. Burrows, is the best! I've been coming here for over 20 years!"

One Patient at a Time

"Time was taken to answer all questions and concerns for my well-being. You were excellent."

"The best doctor ever; I will never change this office or doctor!"

Your Comfort is Very Important to Us

"Dr. Richio was wonderful. She made me feel comfortable and worked around my time schedule. I really can't thank Dr. Richio enough."

Caring for You, Means Caring About You

"Dr. DiChiara and the staff are caring, professional and wonderful! Thank you!"

"Megan Cook is fabulous and has a wonderful warm personality - her nurse is great, too!"

Consistent Quality

"Always a great experience! I have recommended several friends to Essex County OB/GYN and they love it, too!"

"I love this place! The staff, the nurses, and Dr. Chuderewicz."

Answers When You Need Them

"Nicole was unbelievable! I left feeling relieved, grateful and in extremely competent hands."