Overactive Bladder Specialist

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG

Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Overactive Bladder and provides treatments for this condition in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding Arizona areas. One of the first-line treatments for Overactive Bladder is Bladder Training.

Bladder Training Q&A

  • What is Bladder Training?

    This is a technique that can be used to gain control of the bladder using “mind over bladder” techniques. It is used for overactive bladder and urge urinary incontinence.

  • How is Bladder training done?

    The bladder has a “mind” of its own. When it fills up with urine, there is a natural response for the bladder to start squeezing. It’s not until we are around 2 years old, that we become “potty trained” and are able to inhibit this reflexive squeeze with our mind. Unfortunately, as we age, the bladder starts to have a “mind” of its own again. Through bladder training, we can take back control of our bladder.

    Step 1: Keep a bladder diary and review it with Dr. Stone.

    Step 2: Based on your voiding diaries Dr. Stone will suggest a voiding schedule. For example, if you’re using the restroom every 45 minutes, he may suggest going to the bathroom every 30 minutes with or without an urge.

    Step 3: Use timed voiding. When you get an urge before your scheduled void, do NOT run to the bathroom. Sit down, do Pelvic floor muscle exercises, try to distract yourself until the urge passes. After the urge passes, use the bathroom.

    Step 4: After 1 week of no leakage, increase the time between your scheduled voids by 15-30 minutes.

  • How successful is Bladder Training?

    Bladder training can help improve symptoms in about 50% of women with urge urinary incontinence. 

Overactive Bladder

Testimonials

Debra
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"He actually took the time and listened to me. After the exam he told me that he wanted to try another pessary before committing to surgery. He fit one in and it worked! I haven't felt this good in years. I'm so so grateful to him!"
Madeline
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"He is one of the most caring docs I've ever been to. I've been struggling with this problem for years and have been to 3 docs before I saw him."
Sandy
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"Dr. Stone is a really good doctor. After I had the urethra sling surgery Dr Stone called me at home to see how I was doing. The office staff is good. Dr Stone's nurse Iris is really good she returns calls. I will refer my family and friends to this office."
Debra
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"Dr. Stone has been wonderful. I was very hesitant at first to see a man but he put me completely at ease. I was able to speak to him about my problem with leakage. He discussed several options and gave me choices which I loved. Eventually I decided on surgery. The surgery went well and I finally have my life back again."
Tina
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"I highly recommend him. I will be referring all my loved ones if ever they develop problems."
Betsy
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"He put us at ease about the surgery by really explaining the procedure in detail to me, my husband and my daughter. He made me feel like I was his only patient."
Joyce
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"Awesome!! Would give him 10 stars!!!!! Dr. Stone took the time to fully explain medical procedures. He patiently answered all my questions."
Alice
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"His bed-side manner put me at ease discussing a very embarrassing topic. I'd recommend him to anyone."
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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most insurance policies for your convenience. Please contact your insurance carrier to verify your individual benefits and any copays or coinsurance that are part of your plan. Patients are responsible for notifying our office if a specific plan requires precertification, preauthorization, or a referral (especially HMOs). Please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to verify your provider network participation as insurance carriers change policies often.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stone today

One of our staff members will contact you directly. If you have any concerns requiring immediate attention, please don’t hesitate to call us at 602-788-1521.

Dr. Stone is also offering Telemedicine visits. Call to schedule today.

Office location

Valley Urogynecology Associates

1616 East Maryland Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85016-1302

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM

Main: (602) 788-1521

Fax: (602) 688-5420

Conveniently located just off Highway 51 on Maryland Avenue just East of 16TH Street between East Bethany Home Road and East Glendale Avenue.