What treatments are offered at the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute?
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What are some of the conditions treated in the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute?
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.
Urinary Tract Infections
An infection anywhere in the urinary system, including kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Untreated bladder infections can sometimes travel up into the kidneys and cause severe, even life-threatening infections.
A condition in which involuntary loss of urine is a social or hygenic problem. Incontinence may be classified by type, e.g. stress, urge, reflex or overflow incontinence.
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.
Fellows: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Peter Finamore, MD
Deeptha Nair-Sastry, MD
Benjamin Steinberg, DO
Director of Vulvar Pain & Sexual Medicine
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP
Susan Kellogg Spadt is a Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine, and professor of Human Sexuality at Widner University.
She has her PHD in Human Sexuality from the University of Pennsylvania; her post-masters certificate as an OB/GYN Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Professional Development; her MSN as a Maternal-Child Clinical Specialist from Loyola University and her BSN from the College of St. Teresa.
Female Pelvic Medicine
Amy Rejba, MSN, CRNP
Amy Rejba received her BSN from the University of Missouri in 1997 and her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania in the subspecialty of Women's Health. She has been working at the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute as a CRNP since September of 2000. Her specialty areas include the treatment of vulvodynia and pelvic floor dysfunction. She also provides pelvic floor muscle biofeedback and nutrition counseling for the institute.
Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello, MSN, CRNP
Jennifer Fariello received her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University and her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania in the subspecialty of Women's Health. She has worked both as an OB/GYN RN and NP at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and has a certification in inpatient obstetrics. Her specialty areas include the treatment of female and male sexual medicine. She is also adjunct faculty at the University of Pennyslvania.
She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Human Sexuality at Widener University.
Institute for Sex Therapy at Council for Relationships
A specialized practice dedicated to resolving sexual problems and enhancing sexual relationships.
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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.
Clinical Research Coordinator
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