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New Bladder & Pelvic Health Outreach Program Brings Specialized Incontinence Care, Convenience to Women in Greater Philadelphia

KING OF PRUSSIA, March 30, 2019 – Axia Women’s Health has launched a new Bladder & Pelvic Health Outreach Program designed exclusively to help women address and resolve urogynecology issues, including post-partum incontinence. The program rotates a certified continence care nurse practitioner around to Axia Women’s Health OB/GYN care centers in the suburban Philadelphia region to increase access to care in the rare, but much-needed sub-specialty of bladder and pelvic health.

“1 in 3 women suffer from involuntary loss of urine or incontinence, and nearly 43% of women in the U.S. experience symptoms of an overactive bladder,” shares Kathie Olson, MSN, CRNP, director of Axia’s new Bladder & Pelvic Health Outreach Program. The program focuses on addressing women’s urinary leakage with cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise; urinary frequency and urgency with or without leakage (overactive bladder); prolapse; and pain with sexual activity.

While these bladder and pelvic symptoms can range from a minor nuisance to severely limiting a woman’s active lifestyle, many women refrain from seeking help due to embarrassment or lack of knowledge regarding who can best support them. Olson explains, “Axia Women’s Health is shining a light on the issue and helping women take the first step toward diagnosis and recovery. So many women don’t realize that they simply don’t need to accept their symptoms. They can seek care through our program and finally obtain relief.”

The new Bladder & Pelvic Health Outreach Program is an extension of the Axia Urogynecology practice, led by Dr. Jose Maceda in King of Prussia. The program now sees patients at several Axia’s Women’s Health care centers in the region, such as Valley Forge OB/GYN, Women’s Health Care Specialists, and Healthcare for Women Only.  The team will soon begin accepting appointments at Main Line OB/GYN, with plans to expand even further in Summer 2019.

Women can schedule appointments through their local Axia Women’s Health care center, or call the Axia Urogynecology practice in King of Prussia at (484) 685-3045 for more information.

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