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

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

Dr. Wilma Larsen is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Larsen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: ACOG Mentor Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; "A" Designator for Excellence in OB/GYN; and Order of Military Medical Merit.

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

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

Dr. Bob Shull is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Shull trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. Dr. Shull has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Distinguished Surgeon Award; and Patron, Orogynecologic and Reconstructive Society of India.

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

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

Dr. Erin Bird works as an urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Bird a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bird's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Merck Medical Graduate Award, Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Paul M Yandell, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Paul Yandell works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yandell attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: National Faculty Award for Residency Teaching, 2000 & 2013 and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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

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

Dr. Tristi Muir practices urogynecology. Patients rated Dr. Muir highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muir honors. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindo include atrophic vaginitis, female urologic disorders, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lindo graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lindo is accepting new patients.

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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.

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