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Washington Urology doctors successfully boarded in new female subspecialty

    Kathryn Arendt, MD

BELLEVUE, WA -- Washington Urology Is proud to announce that Elizabeth Miller, MD and Kathryn Arendt, MD passed the FPMRS exam and are now successfully boarded in the specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reproductive Surgery.

The 2013, marked the first year a subspecialty board in Urogynecology was offered and approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Historically, urogynecology has been practiced for over a decade by urologists and gynecologists who have dedicated their practice to this specialty.

Women seeking medical care with prolapse, incontinence, bladder control problems and pelvic pain, can now receive care from FPMRS physicians who are specially trained and certified in this highly sub-specialized field of medicine.

Designated as a FPMRS (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reproductive Surgery), this board certification is now nationally recognized. This means that FPMRS fellowships are now formally recognized as well, in the same way that Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Pediatric Urology, and Reproductive Endocrinology specialties' are recognized and approved.