Trio of physicians share treatment information for continence concerns
LOVELAND, Colo. (April 28, 2011) – Incontinence can be treatable, but often the first hurdle is overcoming fears of talking about the issue with your health care provider.
Three Loveland physicians will topple that hurdle Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McKee’s Health and Wellness Series lecture on urinary and fecal incontinence. Urologists Benjamin Girdler, MD, and George Phillips, MD, and gastroenterologist Crystal North, DO, will discuss those conditions and treatment options and answer questions at the event. It takes place at the McKee Conference and Wellness Center, 2000 Boise Ave. The event is free. RSVP by calling (970) 635-4053.
Dr. Girdler earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. He completed a urology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. He specializes in all aspects of adult urology, with subspecialization in urological oncology, incontinence, voiding dysfunction and female pelvic reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Phillips earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his surgical residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and started practicing in Loveland in 1988. His particular interests are male and female incontinence, stone disease, vasectomy reversals and all other aspects of general urology.
Dr. North received her medical degree from Midwestern University. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and gastroenterology fellowship at Midwestern University in Chicago. She has practiced in Northern Colorado since 2008. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and has particular interests in esophageal disorders, fecal incontinence and celiac disease
For more information about upcoming Health and Wellness Series events, please visit www.bannerhealth.com/classes.