Male UCPPS is NOT Prostatitis - Jeannette Potts

April 10, 2019

Jeannette Potts discusses her work within the field of pelvic pain and specifically men suffering from urological chronic pelvic pain syndromes (UCPPS) and how it is commonly misdiagnosed. Jeannette stresses the need to think beyond the prostatitis classification system and instead consider pelvic pain symptoms and its multiple causes and contributors. In addition, she reviews the categorization of pelvic pain and the importance of two corroborative localization cultures before antibiotics based on The Giessen Consensus. Jeannette also discusses the important factors to look for in regards to the patient’s life style, bowel movements and sexual habitats.

Jeannette Potts is a physician, author, speaker, performer and dancer. She is the co- founder of Vista Urology & Pelvic Pain Partners located in the Silicon Valley, California, which provides comprehensive care to those suffering with complex urological pain syndromes. She is also the principal of Dr. Tango, LLC, an enterprise focused on enhancing communication between individuals through the metaphor of Argentine Tango.

Dr. Potts has given more than 150 lectures as a visiting professor and guest speaker in over 20 countries for international medical and business institutions around the world. Because of her research and signature biopsychosocial approach to men suffering from chronic genital, pelvic pain and her promotion of men’s health and psychosexual well- being, Dr. Potts has been invited to share her perspectives in several forums including the Young President’s Organization as well as WPO/CEO and YEO. Since 2012, she has been the course director at the annual convention of the American Urological Association.

During her 15 year tenure as a member of the Glickman Urological Institute, she was awarded the Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellowship in recognition of her compassionate and humanistic care of patients.

She is the editor of 4 textbooks, including the recently published Men’s Health Primer, by Springer Press. Her book, Tango: Lessons for Life, published by the Cleveland Clinic Press presents many of her lecture and performance metaphors for listening, communicating and healing. These lessons are easily translatable to all human relationships but have an especially poignant application in the care of patients and loved ones.

Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

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