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Office Hours & Location


Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

First Physicians: Women’s Health & Wellness
4222 Wendover Ave., Suite 400
Odessa, TX 79762
(432) 337-4782

First Physicians Women’s Health & Wellness is headed by James Van Riper, DO FACOG. Dr. Van Riper is a specialist whose focus includes disease prevention, annual exams, pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancy, gynecology, minimally invasive surgery including da Vinci Robotic Surgery, and the treatment of incontinence. Dr. Van Riper is joined in the Women’s Health program by four well-trained physicians assistants to deliver care across our entire group. These providers ALL focus on annual wellness exams, birth control, and general gynecologic issues. Call our Women’s Health Clinic or any of our locations to set up an appointment.

Women’s Health Medical Providers


James Van Riper, MD


Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education/Fields:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Pregnancy, Including High-Risk
  • Gynecology/Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Treatment of Incontinence

Languages: English

Practiced obstetrics & gynecology in Texas for last 18-years

Focuses on obstetrics, including high-risk pregnancies, and gynecology

Special interest in urogynecology and robotic laparoscopic surgery

Has been performing da Vinci robotic surgery since 2012

After graduating from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, he attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences;

OB/GYN residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Odessa, TX;

He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Served as Chief of Staff at Odessa Regional Medical Center in 2015 & 2016;

Dr. Van Riper enjoys traveling internationally with his wife Marcy and two sons and following professional sports

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