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IC & Pelvic Pain Expert Christopher Payne MD Leaving Stanford to Start New Clinic

Dr. Christopher PayneDr. Christopher Payne, one of the best interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain specialists in the world, has announced that he is leaving Stanford Hospital at the end of March 2014 to go into private practice. During his remarkable tenure at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Payne has been a veritable lifeline for thousands of IC patients who were referred to his clinic by urologists in the region. Patients not only appreciate his kindness and compassion, but also his balanced approach to treating IC and chronic pelvic pain.

As Stanford’s Director of Female Urology, Urodynamics and Neurourology, Dr. Payne introduced medical students to the unique and challenging world of chronic pelvic and urological pain. He was a principle investigator for several National Institutes of Health funded IC studies and has travelled extensively to Europe, Asia and Australia to train other medical care providers. He and his wife recently spent a year in Nairobi, Kenya providing medical care and developing new surgical techniques for women struggling with vesicovaginal fistulas.

Dr. Payne was one of the first to recognize the role of the pelvic floor muscles in contributing to bladder dysfunction and his diagnostic skills saved more than a few patients from having inappropriate surgeries and treatments. As the regions IC support group leader, I knew that when I referred patients to Dr. Payne that they would receive an outstanding diagnostic workup and, more importantly, a logical treatment plan and approach.

Jeannette Potts MDThe great news is that Dr. Payne is uniting with his wife, Dr. Jeannette Potts, to form a new medical group specializing in pelvic pain. As a former member of the prestigious Glickman Urologic & Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Potts is widely recognized for her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic genitourinary pain syndromes, particularly male pelvic pain. Like Dr. Payne, Dr. Potts has been a featured speaker at conferences around the world and has more than 40 publications and abstracts.

Their new practice, Vista Urology & Pelvic Pain Partners will begin seeing patients in June of 2014. It will be located in Los Gatos, California.

I hope that you will join me in saying {{{Thank You}}} to Dr. Payne for his service to IC patients for the past twenty years. He is a remarkable man who, when few others believed that IC was real, treated patients with dignity and respect. He has dedicated a significant part of his career to researching IC and possible new therapies. We, the IC community, are grateful for his work AND wish him the best in his new endeavors!

– Jill Osborne MA
President & Founder
Interstitial Cystitis Network

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My Google Profile+ Jill Heidi Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. As the editor and lead author of the ICN and the IC Optimist magazine, Jill is proud of the academic recognition that her website has achieved. The University of London rated the ICN as the top IC website for accuracy, credibility, readability and quality. (Int Urogynecol J - April 2013). Harvard Medical School rated both Medscape and the ICN as the top two websites dedicated to IC. (Urology - Sept 11). Jill currently serves on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Panel (US Army) where she collaborates with researchers to evaluate new IC research studies for possible funding. Jill has conducted and/or collaborates on a variety of IC research studies on new therapeutics, pain care, sexuality, the use of medical marijuana, menopause and the cost of treatments, shining a light on issues that influence patient quality of life. An IC support group leader and national spokesperson for the past 20 years, she has represented the IC community on radio, TV shows, at medical conferences. She has written hundreds of articles on IC and its related conditions. With a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacology and a Masters in Psychology, Jill was named Presidential Management Intern (aka Fellowship) while in graduate school. (She was unable to earn her PhD due to the onset of her IC.) She spends the majority of her time providing WELLNESS COACHING for patients in need and developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! Jill was diagnosed with IC at the age of 32 but first showed symptoms at the age of 12.