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    Has anyone ever seen this doctor? I'm going to see her for in June.

    Tola Fashokun, M.D., FACOG

    Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Tola Fashokun, M.D., FACOGAreas of Special Interest

    * Lower urinary tract symptoms
    * Voiding dysfunction
    * Painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)
    * Pelvic organ prolapse (including uterine prolapse, cystocele, rectocele and related conditions)
    * Pelvic reconstructive surgery
    * Urinary and anal incontinence
    * Pessary placement
    * Minimally invasive techniques for urogynecologic surgeries including robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures and vaginal-approach pelvic reconstructive surgery

    Board Certification

    * American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Training

    * M.D., Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
    * Residency in OB/GYN and Administrative Chief Resident Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    * Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

    Biography

    As a new specialist at the Johns Hopkins Women’s Center for Pelvic Health, Dr. Fashokun brings expertise in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders, especially urinary and anal incontinence, and painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis). She has expertise in surgical and non-surgical treatment options for these conditions. Dr. Fashokun also specializes in reconstructive surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse. She offers minimally invasive techniques for urogynecologic surgeries including robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures and vaginal-approach pelvic reconstructive surgery.

    Dr. Fashokun is committed to the advancement of women’s health care and improving knowledge and understanding of pelvic floor dysfunction through research, education and patient care. She has received competitive national research grants for her interests in sexual function and activity in women with pelvic floor disorders, overactive bladder and lower urinary tract symptoms, including being named the 2007 recipient of the American Urogynecologic Society June Allyson Research Grant. In addition, Dr. Fashokun has received recognition for her research and teaching endeavors, including Outstanding Research Paper and Presentation by a Fellow, the Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Award, the Outstanding Fellow Clinical Teaching Award and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) National Faculty Award.

    A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and member of the American Urogynecologic Society, Dr. Fashokun has several scholarly publications in national and international journals, including the International Urogynecology Journal and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. She also has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Urogynecologic Society and Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.
    Maria



    Current medication: Soul-searching

    Vitamin D and B, Green smoothies, infrared sauna use, walking, cleansing, still seeking doctors to help find THE CAUSE of this--autoimmune or infection.





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    I don't know of her but I would really be interested to hear how your appointments go. Please let us know what happens, and what her opinions are. I have thought of going down to UCLA for consultation if my current treatments aren't successful. It's always good to keep up with the current treatments especially from those who have done research. Good luck.

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    • #3
      traveling to Johns Hopkins

      Good luck, Maria. I hope this doctor has answers for you.
      Laurie

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      • #4
        Thank you.

        Thanks, Laurie.

        I am so scared of the diagnosis, but at the same time, I need some answers somewhere!

        I do recall feeling better after my urologist dilated my urethra a few months ago; I thought it was the antibiotics prescribed but am now thinking differently.

        Though, it seems that strictures are uncommon in women. So confused.

        I hope that you are well.

        Kind words help a lot!!!
        Maria



        Current medication: Soul-searching

        Vitamin D and B, Green smoothies, infrared sauna use, walking, cleansing, still seeking doctors to help find THE CAUSE of this--autoimmune or infection.




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        • #5
          Hopkins

          Please keep us posted about this doc. I am from Baltimore and will go see her if your review is good. I am newly diagnosed with IC and live in NC now. I just had the hydro/cysto last week...but no change in symptoms. I did get the diagnosis I need.

          Praying that this doc is a great resource for you. Her credentials sounds wonderful!

          Gina
          Tried but failed:
          aloe vera (6 weeks)
          cysto/hydro
          cystoprotek
          elmiron (quit because of diarrhea) after one week
          restarted gradually and fine now since July 1/2011
          gelnique: made me feel like a zombie


          On now:
          elmiron: 200 mg twice a day
          levsin: every 4 hours
          ativan: bedtime only
          PT for pfd. Amazing for my muscles.

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          • #6
            Yes - don't forget to let us know what happens and what you think of her.

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            • #7
              I won't forget, Girls!

              I go on June 17th. I'll keep all of you posted!

              Maria



              Current medication: Soul-searching

              Vitamin D and B, Green smoothies, infrared sauna use, walking, cleansing, still seeking doctors to help find THE CAUSE of this--autoimmune or infection.




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