Your Urogynecology Nurse Practitioner

Meet Sondra Beth Barker, CRNP, MS, RN


Sondra Barker NEWSondra Barker is a women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in urogynecology. 

With more than 26 years as a registered nurse, Sondra has spent the past decade as a women's health practitioner. Sondra provides incontinence services including management of stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder treatment programs, tibial nerve stimulation, urodynamics studies and medication management, as well as pelvic floor disorder services including management of chronic pelvic pain and interstitial cystitis, bladder instillations, vaginal pessary fitting and placement, medical therapy for pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction.

 

A "Woman to Woman" Connection

As Sondra is often the first person you will encounter in the office, she takes the time to sit with you, getting to know you personally to understand your concerns and issues. Establishing a personal rapport with you is important to Sondra. Many women first come in to the office feeling embarrased and even confused by their symptoms. Sondra explains that this initial "woman to woman" talk will help you feel more at ease.  

As a nurse practitioner, Sondra is involved in all aspects of urogynecological care, from performing initial medical work-ups, to urodynamics testing, treatment and post-operative care. Throughout your experience, Sondra will play an active role in your overall care, scheduling tests and procedures, following up with you and being available to answer any questions and provide much needed support.

 

Philosophy of Care

"I treat every patient how I would want my own family to be treated," explains Sondra. She focuses on ensuring women feel comfortable and relaxed, helping to make their visit a more pleasant experience. She understands that urogynecologic conditions are very delicate, personal issues for women, and she lets her patients know that she truly cares and is there to help them through to a better life.