Urinary Incontinence Specialist

The doctors at North Pointe OB/GYN, which has conveniently located offices in Dawsonville and Cumming, Georgia and surrounding areas in North Atlanta, have helped many women who suffered from urinary incontinence. Drs. Nancy M. Walsh, Gretchen Mitchell, Sean J. Lambert, and Robert B. Barrett are all experts on urinary incontinence and familiar with the latest treatment options that are available.

Urinary Incontinence Q & A

What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a medical condition in which a person loses control of the urinary sphincter, which controls the flow of urine. Urine leaks out involuntarily. In other words, the condition makes people urinate when they don’t want to.

The condition is not widely discussed but it is both common and treatable.

What Symptoms Does Urinary Incontinence Cause?

Urinary incontinence is marked by an inability to hold urine in. When urine leaks out and how much leaks out can vary greatly. The symptoms surrounding leakage can help a doctor determine the cause of the incontinence.

Common symptoms include:

  • leaking when pressure is placed on the bladder, such as when laughing, doing certain exercises, sneezing, or coughing
  • having a sudden and strong urge to urinate, which is often so strong and sudden that there’s not enough time to get to a bathroom
  • dribbling that’s either constant or frequent
  • not being able to get to the bathroom in time due to a physical impairment, such as arthritis

What Doctors Treat Urinary Incontinence?

Urologists and gynecologists treat urinary incontinence. Gynecologists focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the female reproductive system, including the urinary tract and bladder. 

Lots of women prefer to see a gynecologist, rather than a urologist who also treats women for urinary incontinence because gynecologists have more extensive training on the female reproductive system.

How is Urinary Incontinence Treated?

There are several different natural ways to treat urinary incontinence. A doctor might recommend any of the following:

  • bladder training
  • scheduling trips to the toilet
  • managing your fluid intake and diet
  • pelvic floor exercises

When these solutions don’t resolve the symptoms, a doctor might recommend a medication, medical device, or surgical procedure.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At North Pointe OB/GYN, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Alliant Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Multiplan, Inc.
United Healthcare

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    "North pointe ob is great! Doctor B. is the best and everyone else is very nice as well. All of the doctors are the best and everyone makes you feel comfortable."

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    "We have been seeing Dr. Barrett and he is top notch and highly recommend him and the rest of the North Pointe family. We are proud to call North Pointe our home!"

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    "Dr. Walsh is the best! She's been my gynecologist for the past 5 years. She's always very professional and kind. I trust her opinion very much."

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    "Friendly staff in front and back office. Everyone cares about their patients here and always have a pleasant experience with each person at every visit."

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    "I have not used the ob side as my baby is about to be 21 but Dr Walsh has been my gyn for several years. I love her. My 2 adult daughters also see her and love her. "

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    "My husband and I love Dr. Barrett, Walsh and Lambert, I have been with them since 2007 and can't say enough good about them. They have delivered 3 beautiful girls..."

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    "I have been with North Pointe OB/Gyn for awhile now . All the doctors, midwives, nurses, front desk /back desk nurses, ultrasound tech are all friendly..."

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    "Dr. Lambert was truly amazing when I went into labor. We had a VBAC plan and he was incredibly patient, even though labor took a total of 36 hours. He didn't give up.."

    Alexis S.
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    "Dr. Lambert and her staff get to know everyone by first name and they listen to everything you tell them. They give awesome advice..."

    Jennifer W.
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    "I have been a patient of Dr. Lambert for 13yrs. Dr.Lambert delivered my son and my daughter was born by a midwife at his practice 3 yrs ago. They are all great!"

    Chrissy A.
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    "I have been with NPOBGYN last 5 years and I love Dr. Walsh and the whole practice!"

    Farjana N.
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    "Great place. Staff is very professional and extremely friendly"

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    "I remember my very first visit at North Pointe in 2012 when I had a miscarriage. My heart was broken but Dr Lambert hugged my neck and told me everything will be OK."

    Teela G.
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