For over 32 years, Dr. Roger Beyer and his dedicated staff have been providing comprehensive evaluation, education, and treatment for women in Southwest Michigan through his Women’s Health Care Specialists practice.
As one of the last independent GYN offices in the area AND one of the area’s only Board Certified Uro-Gynecologists, we are focused on using advanced technology, compassion, and expertise to deliver exceptional care to our patients.
In addition to his practice, Dr. Beyer founded Beyer Research in 2000 because of his passion for finding medical advancements to enrich lives beyond those he reaches in his practice.
Dr. Beyer is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, in the MD/Ph.D. Pharmacology Program. He is board certified in OB/GYN and Uro-Gynecology as a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon as well as a Certified Physician Investigator of The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).
Dr. Beyer is internationally recognized as an expert in the pelvic floor and is a highly regarded pelvic floor surgeon.
What is a Urogynecologist?
Urogynecologists complete medical school and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Urology. These doctors are specialists with additional training and experience in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs, and the muscles and connective tissue that support the organs. Many, though not all, complete formal fellowships (additional training after residency) that focus on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of non-cancerous gynecologic problems. Some of the common problems treated by a urogynecologist include urinary incontinence or leakage, pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of the vagina, uterus, cystocele, rectocele), and overactive bladder.
What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?
The American Board of Medical Specialties approved Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, also known as urogynecology, as a certified subspecialty in 2011, and the first doctors were board-certified in 2013. Urogynecologists are physicians who complete medical school and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Urology. These physicians are specialists with additional years of fellowship training and certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The training provides expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the muscles and connective tissue of the female pelvic organs. Pelvic floor conditions that urogynecologists commonly treat include urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse. These physicians are also knowledgeable on the latest research in the field pertaining to these conditions.
What is a Board Certified Urogynecologist or Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon?
A physician who has passed an exam from the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Board of Urology attesting that they possess exceptional expertise in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The first board certification exam was in 2013. Physicians who complete training after 2012, also participate in an accredited fellowship in order to be eligible for board certification.