Our Philosophy

At the Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders, it is our belief that quality medical care cannot be rushed. Our doctors spend over an hour with each patient during their initial visit, taking an in-depth, thorough medical history. This conversation is further enhanced by the extensive questionnaire filled out by our patients prior to their first visit. By obtaining this detailed history, we give our patients the opportunity to share their voice and to tell us what they think is important to know about their medical condition. We believe that patients have a right to be heard.

What we stand for




It is important to us to be an accessible resource to our patients. Thus, we ensure that our doctors return every phone call and can be reached in case of an urgent issue. Don't believe us? listen to our voicemail, it gives our cell phone numbers. 

We believe in the importance of experience and expertise.  It is imperative for us to stay up-to-date with all current research and to focus our attention exclusively on vulvovaginal disorders. In addition to keeping abreast with publications from our peers, we invest a great deal of our own time and resources on research. We have conducted dozens of medical studies to find new treatments for vulvovaginal diseases. Check out many of the peer reviewed publications of these studies by clicking the publication tab. 

We recognize the importance of collaboration. In our effort to provide the best care possible, we employ a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. We enthusiastically enlist the help of our colleagues in other arenas of sexual health care including physical therapists, sex therapists, psychologists, and nutritionists. 


Patient Education


We believe that “vulvodynia” is a symptom, not a disease!  As such, our physicians have devoted their careers to developing algorithms for the diagnosis and treatments of identifiable causes of vulvar pain. 

While achieving precise diagnoses are critical, we also recognize the value of patient education. We understand that our patients need time to have all their questions answered and to address their concerns about their diagnoses and treatment. In addition, we share extensive reading materials with our patients, including books, study publications and online resources. These educational components endow our patients with a new sense of hope and empowerment.   

We follow this comprehensive history with a meticulous physical exam where we spend over 30 minutes using specialized testing such as vulvoscopy and quantitative sensory testing.  The time dedicated to history-taking and physical examination has allowed us to achieve accuracy and specificity in our diagnoses. 


Our FAQ page and IG account are a wonderful resource for patients, both new and established! Check them out now!

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