IPPS Member Spotlight

Charles “Chip” Butrick MD, FPMRS, FACOG

Charles “Chip” Butrick MD, FPMRS, FACOG

Overland Park, Kansas

Tell us about yourself – your expertise, practice, and area of research
I am a board-certified urogynecologist with a special interest in neuro urology-how the nerves affect bladder control. Approximately 50% of my practice involves chronic pelvic pain management. I have been actively involved in the education of providers and patients in all aspects of evaluation and management of pain disorders for over 30 years. My desire to educate patients has led me to develop a patient education website called pelvic answers (www.pelvicanswers.net).

Where do you currently practice? What type of patients do you treat?
My practice is located in a suburb of Kansas City called Overland Park, Kansas.  While I do provide traditional urogynecologic care for patients with prolapse and urinary and fecal incontinence, half my practice involves the treatment of all types of pelvic pain. My expertise involves the management of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and pelvic floor dysfunction and pain. 

Where did you complete your training?
I did my training in obstetrics and gynecology at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. I also benefitted from preceptorships with multiple experts in the field located throughout the United States and those experiences helped form my understanding of chronic pelvic pain. I was invited to the original “think tank” that then turned into the International Pelvic Pain Society and I have attended nearly every meeting since that original exchange of information. 

What contributions have you made to IPPS?
The International Pelvic Pain Society started with an exchange of information at a “think tank” that I was fortunate enough to be an invited speaker at. This evolved into the Society as we know it today through the hard work of multiple individuals. As a past president and an active member of the advisory board I have always strived to advance our understanding of chronic pelvic pain and to get this information out to the trenches where providers are attempting to help patients on a daily basis.  Just recently I and two other members of IPPS completed a webinar that is now available on this website for a basic review of chronic pelvic pain.


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