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We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Temple, TX.

Dr. Bobby Lewis Shull, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bob Shull is a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN. The average patient rating for Dr. Shull is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Shull completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Distinguished Surgeon Award; and Patron, Orogynecologic and Reconstructive Society of India. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, Vaginal Sling ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Travis Bird, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2401 S 31st Street; Department of Surgery, Div of Urolog
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Erin Bird sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. His medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Bird has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Merck Medical Graduate Award, Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Urodynamics, Urethral Stricture

Dr. Paul Michael Yandell, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
2401 S. 31st./dept of Ob/gyn
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Paul Yandell is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Temple, TX. He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yandell trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Yandell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Faculty Award for Residency Teaching, 2000 & 2013 and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Yandell is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilma Ida Larsen, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wilma Larsen sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Her medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Larsen attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen takes. She has received distinctions including ACOG Mentor Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; "A" Designator for Excellence in OB/GYN; and Order of Military Medical Merit. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tristi Wood Muir, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Tristi Muir practices urogynecology in Temple, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Mayo Medical School, Dr. Muir completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muir's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Menopause, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Fiona M Lindo, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Fiona Lindo is a specialist in urogynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lindo include atrophic vaginitis, female urologic disorders, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Lindo attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Lindo a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Menopause, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

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What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?

Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty that focuses specifically on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. A pelvic floor disorder is any pain or dysfunction that occurs in the area surrounded by the pelvis: the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. There are many kinds of pelvic floor disorders, but by far the two most commonly treated by female pelvic medicine specialists are incontinence and prolapse.

Urinary incontinence is the unexpected release of small amounts of urine. It can be embarrassing, but it is extremely common. Because of the way women’s bodies are shaped, incontinence is much more common in women than in men. It can happen at any age, but is much more common in older women as age and pregnancy relax the muscles that support the bladder. There are two types of incontinence. Stress incontinence happens when sudden movements, such as coughing or laughing, cause slight leakage of urine. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the muscles around the bladder. Urge incontinence is when a woman has a very sudden need to empty her bladder for no reason, sometimes because of hearing or touching water, and she cannot always make it to the bathroom in time. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the nerves that signal the bladder to empty.

Prolapse of an organ is a condition that sounds and feels very frightening to most women, but it is also incredibly common and can usually be repaired without problems. One-third of all women will experience a prolapse at some point in their lives. Like incontinence, prolapse is also more common with age because the supporting muscles of the pelvic floor become weaker. A prolapsed organ occurs when the internal organ slips out of its supporting muscle sling and droops or falls into the vagina or rectum. The most common prolapse is when the bladder falls partially into the vagina, but the uterus, urethra, bowels, and even the vagina and rectum themselves can prolapse. Symptoms vary, depending on which organ has shifted, but may include:

  • a heavy feeling or abdominal pressure
  • feeling something in the vagina
  • urinary problems
  • painful intercourse

Treatment varies, depending on the type and severity of the prolapse, and may include strengthening exercises, pushing the organ back into place, or surgery.