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Autumn 2014
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Adapting to the Needs of Aging Women

As a woman's body matures, each stage brings different needs and concerns. Mid Coast Medical Group–Women’s Health Care provides a full range of gynecological services for the needs of today’s woman through all phases of life. With the increase in life expectancy of today’s women and a desire to lead a more active lifestyle, Mid Coast Medical Group–Women’s Health Care offers highly trained providers delivering state-of-the-art care to address the unique needs of women as they age.  

     Melissa J. Streeter, MD
Gregory Gimbel, MD, and Melissa Streeter, MD, recently became board certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Also known as Urogynecology, the additional specialty signifies their expertise in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in women. The only two providers in the region to acquire this advanced certification, it demonstrates their commitment to adapt to the health needs of the community.

"Incontinence is one of the biggest reasons women refrain from leaving the home and limit social activities,” said Dr. Streeter. "We want women to understand that incontinence is not a normal part of aging. It is a common condition that has a variety of non-invasive, medicinal, and if necessary, surgical treatments.”

The Women’s Health team works frequently with Mid Coast Hospital Rehabilitation, whose Physical Therapists offer on-site services within the Women’s Health office. Focused on movement promotion and quality-of-life improvement, Physical Therapists play an integral part of the care team. Their services are often provided alongside other interventions, offering a collaborative approach to the treatment plan with a focus on patient-satisfaction and improved outcomes.

Gregory L. Gimbel, MD
In addition to Drs. Streeter’s and Gimbel’s recent certifications, the entire Women’s Health clinical staff is committed and dedicated to treating the changing needs of today’s women. Recently, Mid Coast Medical Group–Women’s Health Care has unveiled a new procedure known as Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) a non-drug, non-surgical treatment for overactive bladder and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency, and incontinence. Covered by Medicare and several other insurance carriers, the weekly 30-minute therapy sessions use electrodes to stimulate the nerves in the spinal cord that control pelvic floor function. Using this innovative technology, the Women’s Health team has seen a 60 to 80% success rate with its patients.

Dr. Gimbel commented, "We see a growing number of patients with pelvic floor conditions. As routine care providers trained in pelvic medicine, we can ask the right questions, offer solutions, and help women overcome obstacles and barriers that may otherwise impact their wellbeing.”

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Mid Coast Medical Group–Women's Health Care
121 Medical Center Drive
Suite 2700, Brunswick 04011

(207) 721-8700
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Mid Coast Medical Group–Women's Health Care
121 Medical Center Drive
Suite 2700, Brunswick 04011

(207) 721-8700
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