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Pelvic Messenger: Dr. Ragi Doggweiler Urology

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Ragi Doggweiler, MD was born and raised in Winterthur, Switzerland. At the age of twenty, she moved to Florence, Italy where she studied nursing.  After working as a nurse for several years, she attended medical school in Florence and subsequently completed her residency in urology.

 

In 1996 shecame to the United States and completed a research fellowship in neurourology at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado.  During her fellowship there, she worked extensively with Dr. Richard Schmidt, a pioneer in the field of neurourology and sacral nerve stimulation.

In 1998, she transferred to Memphis, Tennessee to become part of the faculty of the Department of Urology at the Universityof Tennessee.  In 2006 she joined University Urology at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Doggweiler is also a diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and a certified member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  She is completed the Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series in myofascial pain and trigger point injection therapies.  Currently she studies homeopathy and is working on the certification in mind-body medicine through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C.  

Her fields of interest are interstitial cystitis, chronic pelvic pain, neurogenic bladder, and voiding dysfunction. If treatment is tailored to each individual patient, it is possible to witness wonderful outcomes as well as the seeing the patient return to an active life with family and friends. This approach can be time consuming, but the rewards to the patient as well as to the caregiver can be indescribable. 

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