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

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

Dr. Bob Shull works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN in Temple, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Shull graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His distinctions include: 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Bird accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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 specializes in urogynecology and practices in Temple, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yandell accepts. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Yandell's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Yandell has received professional recognition including the following: National Faculty Award for Residency Teaching, 2000 & 2013 and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He 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, who practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She 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. Dr. Larsen is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: 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 is an urogynecology specialist. She attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Muir has a special interest in menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muir is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Lindo obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in atrophic vaginitis, female urologic disorders, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Lindo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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.

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