THE CONTINENCE CLINIC
Bladder control problems can be troublesome and embarrassing. If you suffer from incontinence, the lack of bladder control, you are not alone. It is estimated that 26 million Americans, men, women and children experience urinary incontinence to some degree. Because it is embarrassing, people often suffer in silence, withdraw from social activities and companionship, and limit physical activity. It can literally take over a person’s life. It is not a normal part of aging and can often be successfully treated through nonsurgical therapies.
About the Continence Clinic:
The Continence Clinic at West Shore Urology was created in 2004 to offer patients nonsurgical treatments for bladder control problems. We have a variety of all the latest treatments available. West Urology offers a multidisciplinary approach to bladder control, utilizing the expertise of Ann Welbes, CURN, BSN, who is a specially trained, certified urology nurse. Ann specializes in providing continence care and has personally experienced urinary incontinence. She understands how it can limit a person’s way of life and has dedicated her life to helping those who experience the symptoms associated with the lack of bladder control.
Ann Welbes, CURN, BSN
Ann was born and raised here in Muskegon. She graduated high school from Muskegon Catholic Central. She went on to receive her Diploma in professional nursing from Mercy Central School of Nursing at St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids. She later received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. She became a Certified Urologic Registered Nurse in 1993. She is an active member of the Society of Urologic Nurses Association. She worked at Mercy General Health Partners for many years before coming to West Shore Urology to start the Continence Clinic in 2004. Ann and her husband, David live in Muskegon Township. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Ann enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, listening to music and swimming.