News Release

September 25, 2007

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Dr. Phillip P. Smith Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Phillip P. Smith, M.D., an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with urination, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, is now seeing patients at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Smith joins the Health Center from Baylor College of Medicine where he completed fellowship-training in the urologic subspecialties of urogynecology, voiding dysfunction and female urology. He provides today’s most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment approaches for problems related to the bladder, urinary incontinence, and pelvic prolapse.

“Voiding and bladder control problems are very common, especially as people age. There are many approaches to correct these problems and to help enhance each patient’s quality of life,” Dr. Smith said. “However, the best outcomes are the result of careful diagnostic study, so that treatment can be tailored to the individual patient. It is a principle of my practice to identify and correct, as much as possible, the underlying causes of these problems,” he added.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Dr. Smith’s advanced surgical training to correct issues such as pelvic prolapse, overactive bladders and more,” added Peter Albertsen, M.D., chief of the Health Center’s Division of Urology.

An Ohio native, Dr. Smith is a graduate of Kenyon College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. After several years in private practice, he spent three years at Baylor College of Medicine, completing his fellowship training. His research interests include the biomechanics and neurophysiology of the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor.

Phillip Smith, M.D., recently joined the UConn Health Center from Baylor College of Medicine and offers expert care to diagnose and treat problems with urination, urinary incontinence and more.

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