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Dr. Earle Pescatore

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Address

6405 N. Federal Hwy, Suite 402, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

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Women's Continence and Robotic Surgery Specialists

Fort Lauderdale, FL

About

Bio

Dr. Pescatore was born and raised in south Florida. He attended William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts. He attended Nova Southeastern University and completed a Doctor of Osteopathy. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1989 to 1996 where he completed his post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynecology. He also completed two overseas operational tours. In 2002 he completed the Osteopathic Heritage Fellowship in Health Policy. He has completed a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration at A. T. Still University, School of Health Management in 2004. In 2008, he completed certification in medical quality (CMQ) through the American Board of Medical Quality. In 2007 the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society recognized him as the Illinois Osteopathic Physician of the Year. Dr. Pescatore has held teaching appointments to a number of medical schools including Ohio University, University of Hawaii, Case Western University, Midwestern University and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Dr. Pescatore currently has focused his practice on Uro-gynecolgy and Minimally Invasive Surgery including daVinci assisted surgery.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Urogynecology

Doctor Q&A

73 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Not uncommon: The Foley catheter can cause bladder irritation resulting in urgency symptoms. The recent surgery can also cause urinary urgency symptoms. These symp... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
See your doctor: Menorrhagia can be caused by a number of issues. Some of these issues can be dangerous. Issues such as cervical cancer and endometrial cancer can pr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
See complete answer: Treatment is typically driven by symptoms. Prolapse may lead to infections, bleeding and pain. Treatment may include topical estrogen therapy, caute... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Often: A urogynecologist focuses their practice on the treatment of the pelvic floor disorders. A urogyn likely has more experience than your general ob/gyn... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Big difference: Interstitial cystitis is a problem where the lining of the bladder is dysfunctional and allows urine to "leak" into the muscle of the bladder causing ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Uncommon: The medication is more commonly associated with constipation and heartburn. Change in appetite can occur but decreased appetite is more common then i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Unlikely: It would depend on the route of the removal but it would be uncommon. In unusual circumstances this surgery can be done vaginally that has the potent... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Rest: Rest from activities, level exercises and analgesics may all be helpful. Your physician may be able to fit you with a pessary or suggest a surgical t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Urinary urgency: Typically this medication is used for overactive bladder or urge incontinence. These are symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary l... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes it can: It is very common for women to experience stress incontinence following delivery. It typically resolves within 3 months. I would encourage you to do... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Bladder irrigations: Bladder irrigations at the time of an ic flair can be helpful for symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
See list: Alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry juice, hot peppers, side and spicy food. However, not everyone will "flare" with eve... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Sometimes: There are a number of options for interstitial cystitis. Elmiron is the only oral fda approved medication. It can be helpful but does take time to b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Hard to predict: For some people overactive bladder is short and episodic and for other people it lasts for years. Medications such as oxybutynin, pelvic floor exerci... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
See complete answer: Typically most people consider the following types of incontinence; stress, urge, mixed, overflow, intrinsic sphincter deficiency (sub type of stress)... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Many options: Most of the issues that are being discussed in the media are related to vaginal placed pelvic floor mesh. Native tissue repair, biologic implants and... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Urinary urgency: Oxybutynin can be used for urinary frequency, urinary urgency and urge incontinence in the absence of a bladder infection. It decreases bladder spasm... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Unlikely: If you are current on the Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) it is unlikely you are pregnant. However, i would recommend two things. Check a urine p... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: There is no current research that has suggested the use of ultrasound will disrupt pelvic floor support.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Further eval: If you are having recurrent infections a detailed evaluation is indicated. It would be important to determine the type of yeast and make sure it is n... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Possibly: Lichen sclerosis can cause significant genital scarring. Likely that is what is occurring to you. I would recommend that you follow up with you gyne... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No : Ic is caused by the dysfunction of the bladder lining called the glycoaminoglycan layer (gag).
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Maybe: Diet and ic does not have a simple answer. A starting list of foods to avoid include alcohol, artificial sweeteners, coffee, citrus juices, cranberry... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Typically anything greater than 8 voids per day is consider high. It may be caused by a number of problems or simply be a function of drinking large ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Although the data is incomplete, anti-oxidants may be helpful. Avoiding tobacco products is also important.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Many options: I would suggest an evaluation by a provider who focuses on urinary incontinence. This may be either a urologist, urogynecologist or gynecologists. T... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
See complete answer: Pelvic floor rehabilitation can be utilized to help strengthen the pelvic floor. Vaginoplasty can be used to surgically treat the problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Abnormal: Urinary incontinence is not normal at any age. However, following pregnancy is it not uncommon and often resolves within 1-3 months. If it persists ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Many reasons: Heavy menses (menorrhagia) can have many etiologies (reasons). These can include ovulation issues, fibroids, cancers, adenomyosis, polyps, pregnancy ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Inflammation: The inflammation associated with the cystitis can often cause irritability of the bladder muscle resulting in bladder spams. These spasm can often be... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Varies with patient: Menorrhagia can have a number of causes. The best therapy is directed at the underlying cause. Fibroids, polyps, an ovulation, bleeding disorders an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Many things: A number of things can cause painful urination. A bladder infection, interstitial cystitis, a vaginal infection, or atrophic vaginitis can all cause ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Push fluids: Increasing fluids and cranberry may help. Ideally you should see your pcp or go to an urgent care.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Vaginal prolapse: This may be vaginal prolapse. However, there are several issues that may present this way. I would encourage you to see your gyn or urology provider... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Progesterone: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has a low dose of progesterone. That low dose of hormone has been removed. It may take 1-3 months for your cycles to n... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: I served as medical officer for many years. A simple simple urinary tract infection should not be disqualifying diagnosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: It is possible for the example you suggested to occur. It is also possible the is another issue entirely. If you do have recurrent infections you may... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Water based lubrican: Water based lubricant, slow entry and initiation, and avoid moving from rectum to vagina to decrease potential for infection.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Cranberry: Increasing fluids, cranberry juice are two of the most successful. However, many people will require antibiotics for a true infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Dry eyes and mouth: Dry eyes, dry mouth and constipation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Primary care : I would suggest starting with your primary care provider. If unsuccessful then seek consultation with a specialist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
STD: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection. It can commonly present with genital, rectal or oral symptoms. In the throat it typically cause a sev... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: One of the best imaging modalities for pelvic floor defects is 3d/4d ultrasound. However, the technique, trained personal and equipment are not avail... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Health department: I would recommend that you seek care from the health department in your community. There is also likely a federally qualified health center (fqhc) in... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: The two primary diagnostic tests for ic are cystoscopy with hydrodistention and possible biopsy and parsons's test. A bladder ultrasound may be abnor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Don't be afraid: I have treated hundreds of patients with the medication and the overwhelming majority do very well. The medication is very safe and effective. The d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Push fluids: Increasing fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, Azo (otc), and antibiotics can all be helpful. If the pain persists further diagnostic testing c... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Personal choice: Pregnancy and not just delivery method impacts pelvic support. A study done at madigan army medical center several years ago demonstrated evidence of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Men often have urge and frequency syndromes. Urinary incontinence is common after prostate surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Lupus may impact fertility depending on the severity of your disease. More commonly, lupus may increase risks associated with pregnancy both for the ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

David Grant Medical Center

Awards

Outstanding Clinical Faculty, University of Illinois, School of Medicine at Rockford
Physician of the Year, Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society
Top Urogynecologist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Urogynecologic Society
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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