An educational opportunity to learn about women’s health will help individuals know about their bodies and how to care for them.
The JRMC U: Pelvic Floor It is set for 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 16. The event will help women understand how the pelvic floor works and how to care for it. In addition, women can learn about comprehensive care including treatments for hot flashes, urinary incontinence, organ prolapse as well as painful sex or menstrual cycles. Presenters include OB/GYN Dr. Gregg McAdoo and Physical Therapist Sherry Benson. Benson joined the team at Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) in 2021. She has extensive experience in pelvic floor therapy.
Dr. McAdoo has more than 20 years of experience in women’s health. He is one of the first doctors in the country to perform an incontinence surgery for that is still the best practice in medicine.
Called the Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) Sling surgery, the procedure is minimally invasive, takes between 20 and 40 minutes to complete and in many cases, the patient can go home the same day.
Twenty-two years later, TVT is still the gold standard.
“We hope to help women learn more about their bodies and how to care for them,” Dr. McAdoo said. “No matter where a woman is in her life – from adolescence to adulthood – we can help with common issues and conditions women experience.”
The JRMC OB/GYN team treats patients of all ages for: high-risk birth, infertility, permanent and temporary contraception, cervical cancer screenings/breast exams, heavy, long-lasting or painful periods, hot flashes, painful intercourse and post-menopausal bleeding.
Dr. McAdoo is a member of the comprehensive team, which includes OB/GYN Dr. Emily Stromquist as well as OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner Makenzie Breitbach.
JRMC is collaborating with Two Rivers Activity Center (TRAC) to offer monthly opportunities to learn (right from local providers!) about common health issues.
Dr. McAdoo said he hopes to answer questions about care at home as well as surgical options, nonsurgical options what to expect in recovery.
Questions people ask are: “What’s normal?” and “When do I see a doctor?” Individuals can ask questions, privately, and in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free of charge and includes a light lunch.
Information like this is important because women’s heath can impact the individual woman as well as her entire family.
JRMC U classes offered monthly
JRMC offers virtual and in-person learning opportunities throughout the year. Called JRMC U, these events help individuals make informed choices about their health.
“We care about this community. If we can offer learning opportunities like JRMC Us, people can find a home-based solution for their needs. If those do not work, individuals can at least know what treatment options are available,” said JRMC President & CEO Mike Delfs. “Missing work and life to see a doctor can be a challenge, so we want to remove as many barriers as we can.”
The OB/GYN JRMC U is in-person and at TRAC because that is convenient for the people who often need this care, Delfs said.
Future JRMC U classes include:
- Thursday, March 16: “Total Joint Replacement” featuring Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael T. Dean.
- Wednesday, April 12: “Happy Feet” featuring JRMC Podiatrists/Foot & Ankle Surgeons
All events are set for 11 a.m. at TRAC. They are free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated though not required. Attendees do not need to be TRAC members to attend.
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