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Seeking Nominations For Doctor, Nurse & Physical Therapist of the Year Awards

  • Do you have a doctor who has treated you with kindness, compassion and respect? Who has helped you try various treatments?
  • Do you have a nurse who goes above and beyond in helping you, especially during IC flares?
  • Do you have a physical therapist who has provided comfort and care for pelvic floor dysfunction?

Every year we honor those physicians, nurses and physical therapists who treat IC patients with compassion, respect and knowledge. The nurse award is new in 2017! One of our members pointed out that she had a wonderful nurse that she wanted to nominate for an annual award and we thought this was a very good idea so we’ve now opened up nominations for those nurses who are your lifeline with IC, who take your phone calls and provide support!

How are the winners determined?

Winners are determined by the number of patient nominations they receive. In case of a tie, the panel then views the nominations that were provided. Only one nomination is allowed per email address. Duplicates will be removed.

What do the winners receive?

A lovely plaque for their office and a letter from us telling them just how much we appreciate their care of IC patients. We happily announce their awards to the global IC community. It’s a pretty big deal!

Who is eligible?

Any doctor, nurse or physical therapist who you believe has provided exceptional are for your IC. Doctors of all specialties are welcome (urologists, obgyn, urogynecologists, etc.).

How can I nominate someone?

Just fill out THIS FORM on our website! Easy peasie. Make sure that you include a statement on the nomination about why you like this practitioner and how they’ve helped you. In case of a tie, we look to the nominations to select our winner so tell us as much as you would like!


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About the Author:

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.