School of Medicine to open first vulvar medicine clinic in the Midlands
A new comprehensive vulvar medicine clinic aims to help women suffering vulvar disorders — an often complex and difficult condition to diagnose and treat. (Video below article)
On August 2, The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine will open the Clinic for Vulvovaginal Disorders, the first vulvar medicine clinic in the Midlands. Located at 4311 Hard Scrabble Road in northeast Columbia, the clinic provides comprehensive care for a full-range of vulvar-related disorders and conditions.
Jennifer Greene, M.D., assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, is specially trained in diagnosing and treating vulvar disorders. She describes vulvar disorders as a constellation of very intimate and often undiagnosed conditions impacting women of all ages. Common symptoms include persistent pain, itching and burning of the vulva and vagina area as well as discomfort during intercourse.
“With vulvar pain, it is very important that we have the correct diagnosis so that we can work on a treatment plan that may cure the problem or at least keep symptoms under control,” Greene said. “We want our patients to return to the normal focus of their lives, rather than being absorbed by these intimate problems that are difficult to discuss or find care for.”
Prior to opening the new clinic, patients living in the Midlands had to travel to Greenville or Charlotte to see a vulvar specialist. The opening of the School of Medicine’s new vulvar medicine clinic delivers new treatment options closer to home.
“Women of all ages have come to trust our team of specialists with their health care needs,” said Judith Burgis, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “The vulvar medicine clinic offers another example of our commitment to providing the most comprehensive health care to women living in the Midlands.”
To schedule an appointment or for more information about the Clinic for Vulvovaginal Disorders, call (803) 545-5700.
Jennifer Greene, M.D.
VIDEO: Dr. Greene discusses the opening of the Clinic for Vulvovaginal Disorders
July 24, 2012
AT A GLANCE