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Should a general care physician or specialist treat incontinence? What type of specialist if not a general care physician?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
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In brief: Both

Many pcps will initiate treatment for incontinence with either a medication for overactive bladder (oab) or kegels for stress incontinence.
If initial therapy is unsuccessful, then referral to specialist is indicated. For women: urogynecologist, gynecologist, or urologist, and for men- urologist. Patients with neurologic disease may find a physical medicine & rehab doc specializing in incontinence.

In brief: Both

Many pcps will initiate treatment for incontinence with either a medication for overactive bladder (oab) or kegels for stress incontinence.
If initial therapy is unsuccessful, then referral to specialist is indicated. For women: urogynecologist, gynecologist, or urologist, and for men- urologist. Patients with neurologic disease may find a physical medicine & rehab doc specializing in incontinence.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Early on your FP

Might be ok, but feel free to move on to a urogynecologist if not responding.

In brief: Early on your FP

Might be ok, but feel free to move on to a urogynecologist if not responding.
Dr. Scott Beard
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