The webinar will focus on incorporating an advanced practice provider into existing urogynecologic practice models.
Matthew A. Barker, MD, FACOG practices urogynecology in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A South Dakota native, Dr. Barker returned home to teach and start a comprehensive pelvic floor center after finishing his fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Internal Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.
Dr. Barker has developed and led courses in Urogynecology, specifically focused on the education of advanced practice providers. He currently serves as the co-chair for the American Urogynecology Society (AUGS) Advanced Practice Provider course. He has incorporated physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and advanced nurse navigators into his urogynecology practice with Avera Medical Group. This team approach to patient care increased access to care for women with pelvic floor disorders and improved efficiency and patient flow within his practice.
Dr. Barker is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. He is an active member in the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, International Urogynecologic Association, and American Urogynecology Society.