Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine
Med School/Year Graduated: University of Arizona, 2007
Years in Practice: 7
Urogynecology and female pelvic medicine is a new Top Docs category in 2023. Can you give us the elevator pitch?
We treat conditions of the urologic and gynecologic pelvic organs and pelvic floor that impact function and quality of life.
What are some of the most common ailments you treat? Are they more prevalent in men or women?
In both genders, I treat urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms, voiding dysfunction… and painful bladder syndrome. In women, I also treat pelvic organ prolapse, fistulas, and urethral strictures and diverticulum. In my practice, I see about 80 percent female and 20 percent male patients.
Do doctors in your field typically come up through OB/GYN or urology?
Some do residency training in urology and complete a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, which is the path I took. Some do residency training in gynecology and then do a fellowship in urogynecology.
You’re from Kingman! What was it like growing up there?
Kingman is a small, very tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone, and I had a wonderful childhood growing up there. My parents and one of my brothers still live there, and I get back when I can because family is very important to me.
What are your hobbies and interests outside medicine?
Sewing and upcycling, crafts, traveling. Since I’ve had children, their hobbies have also become my own.
“If I wasn’t a doctor, I’d be…”
Something in art and design. I’ve also always been intrigued by jobs in which you get to travel, like a culinary journalist or travel blogger.