Dr. Lake earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky. Inspired by the need for compassionate care of women after their childbearing years and her love of vaginal surgery, Dr. Lake went on to complete her postgraduate residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at UMass Memorial in Worcester, MA and sub-specialty fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. She is board-certified in both Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Our name: Healing Arts
This part of the practice name is a sign and reminder of our practice philosophy: through not only medications and surgery do we heal, but through witnessing and "being with" each patient on their journey in health and life. By being a witness to each patient's symptoms- physical and emotional- we hope to acknowledge the valid and valuable experience of human life.
Call on us to schedule appointments, surgery, or make payments.
We welcome you into the exam room,
check your vitals, and (almost always!) check a urine sample.
Pessaries are a medical device made of silicone. When placed in the vagina, it can give relief from the vaginal bulge and pressure caused by prolapse.
An office pessary fitting appointment lasts about 30 minutes.
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Dr. Lake partners with many highly qualified pelvic floor physical therapists throughout the state of Washington to create a personalized treatment plan for pelvic floor pain, painful intercourse, or leakage of urine or the bowels.
There are many non-surgical options for treating Overactive bladder (the constant urge and frequency to urinate). If lifestyle changes and medications do not help, botox can be injected into the bladder muscle to help relax it and relieve bothersome urgency and frequency of urination.