Monica Richardson, MD, MPH
|Title||Clinical Assistant Professor|
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Department||Obstetrics & Gynecology|
I decided to be a doctor when I was in high school after caring for a sick grandmother. My family experienced first hand how important the physician-patient relationship was to the healing of a patient. It was then that I realized communicating and advocating is the biggest priority in helping patients heal. I loved science and math but I loved listening and helping others even more. In medical school I found myself organizing education for women's health groups and enjoyed caring for women and their intimate concerns. It was natural to pursue training in obstetrics and gynecology.
While training in obstetrics and gynecology I became interested in treating women with gynecologic and urologic issues. I therefore pursued fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. For most women, disorders of the pelvic floor are often not mentioned to their physician. Sometimes after deliveries or even just with aging, a woman's body undergoes change. I find caring and advocating for this large population of women to be the most rewarding. In my training I learned a variety of both noninvasive and surgical treatments of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and other gynecologic concerns.
I enjoy speaking with women about their health concerns and coming up with a strategy that is most comfortable for them. I aim at setting goals to optimize a treatment plan that makes the most sense for the busy lives of women. Together with my tools and a patient's motivation for a cure, we can ensure a happy, healthier you.
The division of Urogynecology aims at improving the quality of life for all women. We offer a variety of treatments for pelvic floor disorders, urinary and anal incontinence, fistulas, pelvic or bladder pain, sexual dysfunction or any gynecologic concern.
- Urinary Incontinence in Women: Treatments
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (Kegels)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Accidental Bowel Leakage (Fecal Incontinence)
- Bladder Infections in Women (Urinary Tract Infections)
- Hormonal Therapy for Women
- Painful Bladder Syndrome