Medical Care

Our podcast episodes related to medical treatment of endometriosis, such as finding a doctor, surgery

120: Interview: Bias in Healthcare with Patient and Practitioner Kimether Redmon

Today I’m speaking with Kimether Redmon about: -Trauma-informed medical care. -Some biases a person may face in the medical setting. -Personal biases that Kimether has faced. Who is Kimether Redmon? She is an endometriosis patient as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner serving low-income uninsured patients in her area. Before her nursing career, she was…

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119: Interview: Advocating for Ourselves with Patient and Practitioner Kimether Redmon

Today I’m speaking with Kimether Redmon about: -Tips to improve our medical appointments -How to maximize the short amount of time we have with the practitioner. -How to be more specific when describing our symptoms -Our personal experiences with uncomfortable medical settings. Who is Kimether Redmon? She is an endometriosis patient as well as a…

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114: Interview: Endo Coaches, Naturopaths, Functional Medicine, and Wellness Culture with Kate Boyce

Many people regret having spent thousands of dollars on naturopathy, coaches, and functional medicine that didn’t help them, that they could have instead spent on excision surgery, a registered dietitian, pelvic floor therapy, SIBO treatment with a gastroenterologist, or other types of doctors/treatment. Today Amy speaks with Kate Boyce (she/her) on common red flags to…

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Ep107: Interview: How to Find an Excision Surgeon with Kate Boyce, BCPA

We speak with Kate Boyce (she/her), who is the co-founder of the Instagram and webpage EndoGirlsBlog, which provides accurate information to people with endometriosis. Kate is a board certified patient advocate and endometriosis patient herself. Excision surgery is operator dependent, meaning that it depends on the surgeon’s skills. There are very few excision surgeons in…

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Ep106: Surgeon Interview: Robotic Surgery for Endo with Excision Surgeon Dr. Dulemba

We interview Dr Dulemba, an excision surgeon who has been in private practice in Denton, Texas, since 1986. He’s performed over 5000 standard laparoscopic endometriosis cases and over 2300 robotic endometriosis cases! He’s been performing robotic surgery since 2007, and now all his surgeries are done via robotics.  Dr. Dulemba has published papers addressing pelvic…

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Ep103: Interview: Change the Guidelines with Invisible Iconic of Australia

We speak with Alexandra (Alex) Mitchell (she/her) from Australia about the standard of endometriosis care, discussing the Australian movement to Change the Guidelines as well as problems with multiple guidelines worldwide. Alex is an outspoken advocate in our endometriosis community. Across multiple social media platforms and organizations, she pushes for systemic changes to endometriosis care…

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Ep102: Surgeon Interview: The Importance of Informed Consent with Dr. Jeff Arrington

Dr. Jeff Arrington is an outspoken endometriosis advocate, expert endometriosis excision surgeon, and advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery specialist. The evolution of his practice to focus on advanced excision of endometriosis really was driven by patient need. In practice he was able to continue advancing knowledge and surgical skill through focusing on endometriosis care, eventually…

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Ep100: Surgeon Interview: Excision Surgery with Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar

Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar (he/him) is an expert excision surgeon who also advocates and spreads awareness of correct information of endometriosis. He’s performed almost 2000 surgeries, and has been running his multidisciplinary endometriosis practice for over 7 years. He is the founder and director of the Indian Centre for Endometriosis (ICE), which is a knowledge bank…

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Ep96: The Psychological Toll of Medical Gaslighting

Updated 10/2023. We talk about some common examples of medical gaslighting that we may have heard from our doctors, and delve into the psychological toll it can take on us. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying us a…

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Ep92: Hormonal Medication Options for Endometriosis

Updated 1/2024. In episode 91, we talked at length about how no hormonal medications actually treat the disease, in spite of this prevalent misinformation among the medical community. Excision is the gold standard treatment and the only one that can remove all endometriosis at the root. However, hormonal suppression may help us with our SYMPTOMS…

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