We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Temple, TX.
Dr. Bob Shull's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Shull attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Shull is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Support Problems, Reconstructive Pelvic ... (Read more)
Dr. Erin Bird is an urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bird completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bird is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Merck Medical Graduate Award, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bird is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Buried Penis Surgery, Female and Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence, Urethral Stricture Disease, ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Yandell's area of specialization is urogynecology. He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Yandell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yandell has received the following distinctions: National Faculty Award for Residency Teaching, 2000 & 2013 and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Pelvic Organ Prolapse Management and Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. Wilma Larsen is a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen accepts. Dr. Larsen is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Larsen 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.
Clinical interests: Pelvic Organ Prolapse Management and Repair, Stress Incontinence - Surgical Treatment, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)
Dr. Tristi Muir works as an urogynecologist in Temple, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Muir accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She obtained her medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Muir has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Hysteroscopic Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy, Menopause, ... (Read more)
Dr. Fiona Lindo is an urogynecologist in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lindo trained at Bridgeport Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Lindo's clinical interests: urodynamic testing, female urologic disorders, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Lindo's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Female Urology, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence Procedures, Atropic Vaginitis, Genitourinary ... (Read more)
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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.