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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 specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Temple, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Shull studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shull completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Distinguished Surgeon Award; and Patron, Orogynecologic and Reconstructive Society of India. Dr. Shull is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery

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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bird average 3.0 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. 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 has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Merck Medical Graduate Award, Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 works as an urogynecologist. Dr. Yandell is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He accepts 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.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic 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's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Larsen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Larsen 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 Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tristi Muir's specialty is urogynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Muir is in-network for 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. Dr. Muir is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Lindo is especially interested in atrophic vaginitis, female urologic disorders, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Lindo attended Ross University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Lindo highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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.