At the Women’s Care Center, we offer specialty care for women at all stages of life. Using diagnostics and health examinations and screenings, our experienced physicians can evaluate, treat, and maintain your female health with our exceptional gynecological services.


Serving Bakersfield and the surrounding areas in California, the Women’s Care Center is led by Dr. Armi Lynn Walker and Dr. Cary Shakespeare. Our mission is to provide women of all ages with compassionate and incomparable care. We are well known in the community for being relentless advocates for patient safety and physician champions for healthcare to women. Our guarantee to you is that you will receive the highest quality of care available in a personal and caring manner. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can provide you with all of your gynecological needs.


Why Choose an OB/GYN?

Just like you should see a primary care physician for an annual check-up, it is also important to have an evaluation of your feminine health at least once a year. At Women’s Care Center, Dr. Walker and Dr. Shakespeare have over 50 years of combined experience in obstetrics and gynecology, providing a full range of female wellness and pregnancy services.



Gynecology is considered a primary care specialty, and although it may not be necessary to have a Pap test every year depending on your individual health, having a female examination annually is a preventative care measure that can help detect abnormalities at early stages and maintain your health for the long term. A yearly visit to our office can also provide:

  • Treatment for heavy, painful menstrual periods
  • Birth control options and answers to other sexual health questions or concerns
  • Breast cancer examinations as well as a demonstration for how to examine yourself at home


The following is a list of most of the gynecological services that we provide at the Women’s Care Center.


Gynecology Services:

Well-Woman Exams
Cervical Cancer Screenings
Breast Cancer Screenings
Chlamydia/Pelvic/Vaginal Infection Screenings and Follow-up
Urinary Incontinence Screening
Osteoporosis Screening
Evaluation of Pelvic Pain
Evaluation of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Evaluation of Infertility
Evaluation of Menopausal Symptoms
Contraceptive Counseling
Weight Loss
Bioidentical Hormone Evaluation
Gardasil Vaccination


In Office Procedures

Colposcopy with Biopsy
Endometrial Biopsy
Bone Density Scan
Incontinence Testing
Insertion of Mirena and Paragard IUD’s
Insertion of Nexplanon
Vaginal Rejuvenation


Outpatient Surgeries

Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilization
Diagnostic/Operative Laparoscopy
Diagnostic/Operative Hysteroscopy
LEEP of the Cervix
Dilation and Curettage
Endometrial Ablation with appropriate preoperative work-up
Midurethral Sling


Inpatient Surgical Procedures

Vaginal Hysterectomy
Anterior/Posterior Repair
Abdominal Hysterectomy