The growth of a patient movement around endometriosis and what physicians may be missing, with Nancy Petersen

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts endometriosis patient advocate and educator Nancy Petersen, (@nancynursez637) retired RN who developed with David Redwine, MD, the first endometriosis excision treatment program in the United States. Nancy has spoken on the topic of endometriosis across the nation and currently serves as a mentor to women with the disease through Nancy’s Nook, a Facebook resource for endometriosis education, discussion, and support.

They discuss:

  • Nancy’s early life and influences to pursue nursing
  • Nancy’s back pain and initial diagnosis of endometriosis
  • The first hearing of Dr. David Redwine’s early research
  • “Endometriosis reconsidered” is published
  • Nancy’s second surgery for endometriosis
  • Nancy’s back pain forces her retirement
  • The Endometriosis Research Center chat group
  • The growth in the numbers of patients with endometriosis joining the social group
  • Reimbursement concerns for endometriosis gyn surgeons
  • Are surgeons looking in the right places statistically to find endometriosis?
  • Nancy’s worries in preparing physicians on the whole picture of endometriosis

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This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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Podcast Participants

Cara R. King, DO, MS, is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). She is the Director of Benign Gynecologic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the MIGS Fellowship. She also has a Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Surgical education remains a priority, and her research interests are focused within competency-based medical education and simulation-based assessments. Dr. King has spent time in Chad, Africa, as a volunteer surgeon. Follow Dr. King on Twitter: @drcaraking