South AL Gynecologist, Dr. Jeff Fahy of Premier Women’s Health Adds Subspecialty Board Certification in Urogynecology to Credentials
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (September 23, 2015) – Dr. Jeff Fahy of Premier Women’s Health is a Yale-University trained, board certified gynecologist and pelvic surgeon practicing with Infirmary Health Systems. And with his recent board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS, also known as urogynecology), Dr Fahy is bringing the latest specialty in female care to South Alabama. Dr. Fahy’s offices are located in Bay Minette and Daphne.
FPMRS requires three years of specialized fellowship training after residency, focusing on advanced pelvic surgery and treatment of female pelvic disorders. Dr. Fahy obtained his subspecialty board certification in September of this year, having been a practicing and teaching urogynecologist for the past 13 years. Prior to this Dr. Fahy was in general Ob-Gyn practice, following his board certification as a generalist in 1999. (Photo: Dr. Jeff Fahy)
“I’m proud to be a part of this subspecialty that provides highly specialized care to women with pelvic disorders,” said Fahy.
Board certification means a physician meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in a specific medical specialty, according to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It is a way for physicians to go above and beyond basic medical licensure and practice.
“For 13 years, I have worked to provide the highest quality gynecological care to the women of South Alabama,” said Fahy. “This subspecialty certification in urogynecology is just one more way for me to ensure my patients are getting the best treatment possible.”
This subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery was established in 2013 by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology. This focus on urogynecology means that Fahy is certified to treat conditions affecting a woman’s entire pelvis.
According to the ABMS, a subspecialist in this field “is prepared to provide consultation and comprehensive management of women with complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders, and pelvic floor dysfunction.”
Additionally, one-third of women in the U.S. will experience pelvic disorders in their lifetime (National Institutes of Health). Symptoms include feeling pressure, urinary or fecal leakage, pain during intercourse, frequent urination or inability to empty bladder.