What is overactive bladder?
Overactive Bladder is a condition in which a patient experiences the following symptoms:
- Urgency: the sudden need to urinate that is difficult to control
- Frequency: the need to urinate more than eight times a day or two times at night
- Incontinence: uncontrolled leakage of urine associated with the need to urinate
Overactive Bladder Clinic
The first of its kind in the Treasure Valley, our Overactive Bladder Clinic (OABC) is dedicated solely to individuals diagnosed with overactive bladder and their specific healthcare needs. IUI has established a specialized team to provide personalized overactive bladder care, all under one roof, while providing support for patients and their family from the time of diagnosis through treatment and follow-up.
OAB Healthcare Team
William Fredriksson, MD
Dawn King, MD
Lisa Parrillo, MD
The OAB Clinic is led by William Fredriksson, MD, Dawn King, MD, and Lisa Parrillo, MD. They are assisted by a nurse navigator.
Treatment options include:
- Oral/Topical Medications
- Behavior Management
- Lifestyle Change
- Pelvic Floor Exercises
- Botox Injections
- Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation (Urgent PC)
- Sacral Nerve Stimulation (Interstim)
OABC Program Design
When you are diagnosed as having overactive bladder, your primary urologist might refer you to the OABC.
Your doctor will review your health history and discuss the status of your overactive bladder along with your treatment options. Additional testing may be needed to determine your specific treatment plan.
Together with your OABC physician, a treatment plan will be chosen. Follow-up visits will take place as needed based on your individualized treatment plan.
The nurse navigator will be your primary point-of-contact. They are available to answer questions, provide support, and to communicate with your medical team to coordinate your care. In addition, they can help connect you to other services.