Our Urogynecology and Pelvic Health Experts
Dr. Mohamed Akl
Dr. Mohamed Akl is double Board Certified in both Ob/Gyn and Female Pelvic Medicine & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS/Urogynecology).
Dr. Akl completed four years of residency training in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (2002-2006) at Michigan State University followed by an additional three years (2006-2009) of fellowship training focused on Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, one of the best training institutions in Urogynecology, Pelvic Surgery, Laparoscopic and da Vinci robotic surgery. Dr. Akl established AZ Urogynecology & Pelvic Health Center in 2009. Dr. Akl still keeps a professional relationship with Mayo Clinic. On February 2012 he served as a proctor for the laparscopic cadaveric dissection lab at the Mayo Clinic 23rd Symposium on minimally invasive pelvic surgery.
Dr. Akl is also interested in research and authored numerous publications in the field of urogynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Akl presented numerous oral presentations in several national society meetings and he is an active member in the American Urogynecology Society and the American association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Outside of Medicine Dr. Akl enjoys Arizona outdoor activities. He likes running, hiking and mountain biking. Dr. Akl likes to run the breast cancer, multiple myloma and the luminaria runs devoted for the schools of Cave Creek.
For your reference, This is a list of Dr. Akl’s publications and presentations.
Dr. Ahmed Akl
Dr. Ahmed Akl is a Urogynecology subspecialist. Dr. A. Akl is a dual American board certified physician with board certifications in Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery also known as Urogynecology. Dr. A. Akl completed four years of residency training in general Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan State University followed by three additional years of fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS/Urogynecology) at Mayo Clinic and Loyola University in Chicago, two of the best training programs in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery (Urogynecology) nationwide and considered two of the leading institutions in pelvic floor research around the world.
Urogynecology is a unique and very competitive field that combines aspects of urology, gynecology and colorectal surgery. An additional two years of training is required for urologists and three additional years for gynecologists to become a certified urogynecologist.
Dr. A. Akl provides optimum care for women with pelvic floor disorders including but not limited to; prolapse or a sensation of heaviness or a bulge, urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, complications from previous pelvic surgery including mesh, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, difficult gynecological cases, and vaginal congenital anomalies, adhesions or strictures. Dr. Akl received numerous awards including the outstanding resident educators’ award three years in a row, best research in Ob/Gyn award and the American Urogynecology Society Resident Award. Dr. Akl presented multiple presentations at national and international scientific society meetings and served as a proctor for the American Urogynecology Society (AUGS) and the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) annual scientific meetings.
Patient satisfaction is a top priority for Dr. Akl, He makes sure to spend enough time with his patients and answers all their questions so they never feel rushed. It is empirical for Dr. Akl that women with pelvic floor disorders receive quality care and have adequate counseling so they can choose the best treatment option for them.
For your reference, this is a list of Dr. Akl’s Awards, publications and presentations.
Krisette Hawn, Practice Manager
Krisette is a Medical Assistant and the Practice Manager for AZ Urogynecology. Krisette participates in the technical aspect of urodynamic bladder testing. She worked as a clinical co-ordinator for a major urodynamic equipment company for many years. Krisette also worked in the Urogynecology Department at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale for over 3 years prior to joining our team.
Outside of medicine, Krisette is involved in multiple volunteer programs such as SRP program (Thousand Points of Light community volunteers), the Patriot Guard Riders and Mayo clinic Feed the Homeless program. She also likes reading, camping, Coyotes Hockey and outdoor sports.
Danielle Patrick, Nurse Practitioner
Danielle completed her nurse practitioner program at the University of Phoenix. She has a strong women’s health background and over thirteen years of experience as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in the East Valley. Danielle also has research experience in the field of women’s health and is a part time faculty member for the College of Health Sciences and Nursing at the University of Phoenix. Danielle joined AZ Urogynecology in 2011. She participates in the diagnosis, management, counseling, patient education and follow up of a variety of gynecologic and urogynecologic disorders.
Outside of medicine, Danielle is involved in charitable activities benefitting the United Way. She also likes staying active through exercise and travel. Danielle lives in the East Valley with her husband Shad and daughter Lauren.
Patty Jalomo, WHNP-BC, BCB-PMD
Pelvic Floor Rehab Nurse Practitioner
Patty has been involved in women’s health nursing for 20 years, and has remarkable experience in pelvic floor rehabilitation and biofeedback therapy. She is board certified in biofeedback through Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) and have had additional training in pelvic muscle dysfunction including myofascial work, visceral mobilization, and yoga therapy for pelvic pain.
Patty had her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner education at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN. She ran a successful Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Program for 5 years treating patients with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction using biofeedback, surface electromyography, electrical stimulation, therapueutic ultrasound, myofascial release and scar massage techniques. Patty is very passionate about helping women to realize that urinary & bowel incontinence, pelvic and sexual pain, do not have to be an accepted part of aging.
Lindsey Szczepanski, WHNP
Lindsey is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, graduating with her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. Lindsey has experience in multiple women’s health settings including Gynecology, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, and Family Planning. Prior to becoming a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner she worked in high risk Labor and Delivery in Las Vegas and North Dakota for over 5 years.
Lindsey also has a strong background helping women with symptoms related to urinary, pelvic and sexual health needs and is trained in pelvic floor rehab therapy and biofeedback. Lindsey is a fun spirited practitioner that enjoys working with her patients to help them achieve their highest health.
Lindsey was born and raised in East Grand Forks, MN and moved to Fountain Hills, AZ with her husband in 2011. They welcomed a new baby girl, Beckett, in September of 2015 and are learning the ropes to parenting.
Kim Bryant, PT, DPT
Kim grew up in Tempe, AZ and attended McClintock High School. She graduated from ASU with a degree in Kinesiology and went on to get her doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still University. She has been working as a therapist for 8 years, most of that in the geriatric population. She was taken back by the vast amount of patients she saw that had signs and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunctions. That was the catalyst for her desire to learn more about it. She has taken additional course work from Herman and Wallace and Julie Wiebe. Kim has a desire to help women with pelvic floor dysfunction regain control of their life. She has two young boys, ages 3 and 5 and when she is not running after them she enjoys running the South Mountain trails.