Observership Program

IPPS Pelvic Pain Observership Program

An observership program, which provides qualified healthcare practitioners such as MDs, PTs, NPs, PAs, Fellows and Residents an opportunity to visit one of the observership locations for the purpose of observing on a temporary, restricted basis. If a provider has a valid license to practice in the state of the observership they may examine patients if their mentor agrees.

Observership Locations

Annapolis, Maryland

Richard P. Marvel, MD
Center for Pelvic Pain

The Center for Pelvic Pain is a private practice in Annapolis, Maryland that provides care for patients with various complicated gynecologic problems including chronic pelvic pain disorders, vulvar pain, pudendal neuralgia, recurrent vulvovaginitis, peripheral neuropathies. Areas of specific expertise include peripheral nerve entrapments, pudendal neurlagia, vulvodynia and peripheral neuromodulation.

The preceptorship involves exposure to 2- 4 1/2 days in the office and possibly surgical procedures, depending on the schedule. It is important to know the OR schedule is difficult to predict and can change with short notice.

The participant would have exposure to:

  • Office-based patient evaluation (560 New patients/year)
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Medical management
  • Nerve blocks
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, including laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Neuromodulation, procedures and follow up

New York, NY

Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF
Beyond Basics Physical Therapy

Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is a private practice in New York City, NY that provides care for adult and pediatric patients with various complicated pelvic health conditions including chronic pelvic pain disorders, vulvar pain, pudendal neuralgia, non-bacterial prostatitis, IC/PBS, IBS, endometriosis, peripheral neuropathies and more.

The physical therapy preceptor ship involves 1-2 half/full days in the office with various practitioners in order to allow the participant to see various forms of treatment and practices. Additional hands-on training can be provided for a separate fee.

Pereira, Colombia

Juan Diego Villegas-Echeverri, MD
Advanced Gynecological Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain Center -ALGIA- at Clínica Comfamiliar in Pereira

The Advanced Gynecological Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain Center -ALGIA- at Clínica Comfamiliar in Pereira (Colombia) is a private practice, university affiliated focused care center in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain. It addresses the concern that most graduating residents in obstetrics and gynecology are not fully trained in modern MIS techniques and Pelvic Pain.

ALGIA provides care for patients with various complicated gynecologic problems including chronic pelvic pain disorders, endometriosis, painful bladder syndrome, peripheral neuropathies and myofascial pain among others.

The preceptorship lasts one week and includes exposure to office-based patient evaluation (including focused H&P), office procedures, diagnostic procedures, medical and surgical management and follow up, nerve blocks and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

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