Thank you for taking the time to see what American End of Endo Project is all about. This section addresses some of the questions you might have as a healthcare provider.
American End of Endo Project (AEEP) has a Provider Directory. This directory is currently comprised of physicians who claim to be specializing in endometriosis care. As you are well-aware, there is currently no formal distinction for this specialty and the standards and methodology widely vary between providers. As a patient, it can be frustrating to not have straightforward information about potential doctors. This directory aims to introduce patients to providers and make self-education and research simpler.
Physicians on our directory must be licensed, practicing physicians in the United States, claim to be endometriosis specialists, and have substantiation for that claim. Physicians are asked to complete a questionnaire, detailing some of their approaches and methods for treatment. Completing the questionnaire does not guarantee inclusion on the directory.
AEEP uses a five-star system to rank doctors. Stars are awarded for five areas that we, the endo patients at large, have come to value. One star is awarded for each of the following:
- excises endo with wide margins
- majority of patients have endo
- keeps post-surgical outcome statistics
- published/ presented work, peer-reviewed
- usually avoids GnRH agonists
These standards are based on overwhelming anecdotal evidence in the endometriosis patient community and the goal of increased functionality and real health as opposed to symptom and system suppression.
AEEP is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit organization. All funding is provided by donors and sponsors. AEEP is committed to integrity and transparency. Inclusion on the directory is based solely on our criteria and standards for inclusion and is unrelated to financial gifts or offers of pro bono surgeries. These types of donations are welcome, but please be aware that they will not, under any circumstances, indicate inclusion or influence a rating.
The website will always be updating and changing. If you think that you or someone you know would be a good candidate for our directory, please email Birke Whitlock at [email protected]