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Welcome to the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute

What treatments are offered at the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute?

What are some of the conditions treated in the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute?

Female Sexual Disfunction (FSD)

A condition that affects an estimated 43% of American women at some time in their lives. FSD is composed of the following possible symptoms:

1) Descreased clitoral and genital sensitivity

2) Diminished vaginal lubrication

3) Reduced or inability of achieving orgasm

4) Lowered overall sexual desire and/or satisfaction

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer in men, but it relatively uncommon in men under the age of fifty. Some symptoms to look for may include, but are not limited to: painful urination, frequent urination, hesitant urination, weak or uninterrupted urinary system, lower back or pelvic pain that lasts more than 2 weeks, blood in urine, and weight loss accompanied by fatigue and a loss of vitality.


The term means "painful" and actually refers to several pain disorders that affects the female genitals. The most common form of vulvodynia is Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS) and is a group of disorders that affects the tiny glands that lie at the top and bottom of the vaginal opening. These are called "Skenes", "Batholins", and "Vestibular" glands.

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Medical Director: Chairman of Urology

Kristene E. Whitmore, MD

Chair and Professor of Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine. Director of the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute in Philadelphia PA.

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Cynthia D. Hall, M.D.

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Cynthia Hall to the practice of Dr. Kristene Whitmore. Dr. Hall is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a newly board-certified subspecialty. Previously, Dr. Hall was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center , a major tertiary referral center in Los Angeles, CA. At Cedars Sinai, she founded the Center for Womens Continence and Reconstructive Surgery, a multi-disciplinary Center of Excellence which facilitated collaboration between specialists for women with pelvic floor disorders.

Fellows: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Peter O'Hare III, M.D.

Darlene Morrissey, D.O.

Natasha Ginzburg, M.D.

Institute for Sex Therapy at Council for Relationships

A specialized practice dedicated to resolving sexual problems and enhancing sexual relationships.

Physical Therapy Definitions

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Physical Therapy

Erica Fletcher, PT, MTC

Erica Fletcher, PT, MTC received a degree in physical therapy from The University of Wisconsin in 1984. She received a certification to practice manual physical therapy from The Institute of Physical Theraphy in St. Augustine, Florida. She presently studies the osteopathic approach to manual treatment with the URSA Foundation in Seattle, Washington.
Ms Fletcher speaks at National and International Conferences on Pelvic Floor Disorders.



Andrew Lesher, MSPT

Andrew Lesher, MSPT, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Thomas Jefferson University. He continues his studies at the University of Saint Augustine, which emphasizes an osteopathic approach to spinal rehabilitation. His manual certification will be completed in June of 2002.


Loretta Sernekos, PhD

Acupuncture & Herbal Remedies

Chin Yao Shi

Providing treatment of pelvic floor disorders, pelvic pain and allergy elimination.

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Research Coordinator

Elizabeth Alias
Clinical Research Coordinator

Administrative Support

Marie Luko
Practice manager

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