Two Female Urologists have joined Urology San Antonio, bringing the total number of urologists to 26 and increasing the number of female urologists from three to five.
Lower numbers of female urologists nationwide can sometimes mean long wait times for new patients preferring a female doctor. Only about 8 percent of all urologists in the U.S. are female according to NPR and WebMD even though women now make up nearly 20 percent of all physicians at Urology San Antonio.
The increase in the number of urologists available will provide patients better access to the care they desire.
“While our group is privileged to have well-trained, compassionate physicians, many women prefer to see a woman for urological issues,” says Alan Winkler, Executive Director of Urology San Antonio. “While the stigma around conditions like incontinence has declined in recent years, the number of patients preferring a female doctor remain high.”
Both physicians are accepting new patients.
Natalie Gaines, MD – A Texas native, Dr. Gaines is a fellowship trained urologist practicing at Urology San Antonio’s Medical Center location. Her specialty is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Gaines is a Graduate of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, TX. She completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery with the Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI. Read more about Dr. Gaines.
Lauren Underwood, MD – Born and raised in Louisiana, Dr. Underwood completed her surgical and urological training at Texas Tech. She treats general urology concerns like Kidney Stones, BPH, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Overactive Bladder, Prostate Cancer and Bladder Cancer. Dr. Underwood practices at Urology San Antonio’s downtown location. Read more about Dr. Underwood.