If you still can’t find a doctor to treat you, please check out these professional or patient organizations for more suggestions and ideas!
Groups Dedicated to Pelvic Pain
- International Pelvic Pain Society – Professional members of the IPPS have a strong interest in treating pelvic pain disorders including IC. This listing includes not only urologists, but also ob-gyn’s, physical therapists and more.
- Alliance For Chronic Pelvic Pain – A group of like minded physicians, physical therapists, counselors and professionals dedicated to the treatment of pelvic pain. They offer yearly patient retreats.
Physical Therapists Trained in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Herman Wallace is the leading training organization for physical therapists who treat pelvic floor disorders. They maintain a list of physical therapists who have taken their courses!
- American Physical Therapy Association
- AUA Urology Care Foundation offers an on-line searchable database of urology professionals.
- AMA Doctor Finder – An on-line resource of the American Medical Association and allows you to sort by specialty and zip code. This is an ideal way to research urology professionals in your area. We encourage you to then contact those clinics and ask if they treat IC patients.
- Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
- British Urological Society (BAUS)
- Canadian Urological Association
- European Association of Urology
- Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction
- American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) offers an on-line searchable database of urogynecologists
- International Urogynecology Association
- Local IC Support Group Leaders – Your local, regional or state IC support groups can share the names of those doctors who are the most favorably reviewed and appreciated in your community.
- Ask other patients in your region – Network with other patients in your area to find those care providers who are particularly supportive.