Sep 06, 2019

We here at PFI know that some questions can seem so simple that you hesitate to even ask. But no question is too little, and no question is unimportant when it comes to your health. So we’ve put together a collection of Frequently Asked Questions for you to peruse, in case you are hesitant to call us for any one or combination of them.

Of course, we always encourage you to call us anyway in order to confirm that these answers suit your individual case. But our hope is that these answers will give you a good start to your thought process.

1) What does PFI stand for?
PFI is short for “Pelvic Floor Institute.”

2) What do you treat at PFI?
In our practice, we treat women for general gynecology as well as those with a variety of pelvic floor issues, including:

  • Prolapse
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Fistula
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Bladder and bowel control issues
  • Transvaginal mesh complications
  • Female Pelvic floor Dysfunction

3) Which doctor will I see at my first appointment?
We are tremendously fortunate to have Dr. Lennox Hoyte practicing medicine at PFI. He is the managing partner here at PFI, and he sees most of our new patients. You will know at the time of your scheduling whether you are set to see Dr. Hoyte or our PA, Daniel.

4) How do I get an appointment at PFI?
It’s simple as pie. Give us a call at (813) 551-3540 and speak to our receptionist. If you’re unsure whether we’re the right practice for you, give us a call anyway. We’d be happy to chat with you to determine whether we would be able to help you.

5) Can I schedule a pap smear/annual visit?
Yes! We now practice general gynecology. Give us a call to get on the schedule at our soonest availability.

6) Does PFI treat men?
Again, sadly no. You see, Dr. Hoyte is a urogynecologist. So although our name might suggest that we treat disorders in anyone’s pelvic floor, we are limited to treating women. However, if you are a man looking for treatment for a pelvic floor disorder, please give us a call. We may be able to point you in the right direction with a referral.

7) Is PFI a urology practice?
Not exactly. We practice gynecology and urogynecology, which means we treat women with pelvic floor disorders, including disorders of the female urinary tract.

8) Does PFI take insurance?
Of course! We accept many of the largest insurance carriers in the country, as well as several smaller providers. Give our office a call to confirm whether we accept your insurance.

9) What is Urogynecology?
Urogynecology is the gynecology specialty geared toward treating women with disorders and mechanical dysfunctions including prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunction. It differs from general gynecology in its level of specialty. Since ours is a specialist practice in urogynecology, we are not able to see women for annual visits or obstetrical care. Please give us a call with any other questions.

10) Does PFI do pain management?
Very simply: no. If you need a pain management program, please contact your nearest community hospital to locate an appropriate pain management program.

Now, these are just the beginning. You may have a laundry list of other questions that haven’t been asked here. Leave a comment with some of those questions, so we can give our answers for you and other patients who may have the same questions.

And finally: please, please, please give us a call if one or another of these answers doesn’t sit quite right with you. We can’t wait to hear from you.

In the meantime, be well and stay healthy!