OAB Patient Navigators

Your patient navigator understands overactive bladder symptoms, causes and treatments. 

What is OAB?

Urinary symptoms that come suddenly and uncontrollably are known as Overactive Bladder (OAB). This condition is characterized by muscle spasms in the bladder, causing a frequent urge to urinate, even when there is little urine in the bladder. This urge can often happen during the day and night, making one feel like they always need to use the restroom.

Bladder issues can feel embarrassing, but you're not alone

OAB can be a chronic condition and can be difficult to treat. As part of USL’s comprehensive approach to care you will be assigned an experienced and compassionate patient navigator to guide you through treatments. 

To Your OAB Patient Navigators

Your personal patient navigator

Your patient navigator understands overactive bladder symptoms, causes and treatments. They use their knowledge to guide you through a higher level of care by offering personalized one-on-one communication that lead to the best possible outcomes. 


Aireana Rudd, RN

Aireana Rudd joined Urology of St. Louis in 2020 and now serves as the OAB/BPH Lead Nurse Navigator. She is dedicated to providing her patients with concierge-level care. As the nurse navigator, she aids patients in understanding their diagnosis of overactive bladder, scheduling appointments for additional testing, and helping patients obtain a treatment plan that works best for them. Within this unique role, she can provide hope, resources, and a better quality of life for patients with the overactive bladder diagnosis.

Contact Aireana at 314-336-4910

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Marissa Aubuchon

Since starting with Urology of St. Louis, Marissa has advocated for patients and enjoys aiding them in their next treatment step. She is passionate about delivering the best service to every patient. She uses her attention to detail to provide patients with scheduling assistance, counseling on further treatment options, and delegating calls to the appropriate nurses on her team, all with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for her patients. 

Contact Marissa at 314-336-4927

To Embarrassing Leaks and Incontinence Once and For All

Thankfully, numerous effective minimally invasive treatment choices are available, including lifestyle modifications, medications, Botox, bladder retraining and pelvic floor physical therapy. Depending on the situation, lifestyle modifications and medications may eliminate urine leakage. USL offers Tibial nerve stimulation and Sacral nerve stimulation in more severe instances. WHAT TO EXPECT It is important to have ongoing communication and collaboration with healthcare providers to develop personalized and effective management strategies for OAB because there isn’t a one size fits all treatment option. Your nurse navigator’s responsibilities are educating you about treatment options, analyzing trend data, explaining why your doctor has ordered further testing, and assisting with insurance authorizations and preapprovals, resulting in considerable savings for our patients. 

You will receive direct access to your navigator once you book an appointment with Urology of St Louis — avoiding a call center. During one-on-one conversations with your navigator, you can ask questions about your condition, treatment, and progress. 

Once your medication or treatment has had time to start working, expect a call from your patient navigator — usually three weeks after the first doctor’s visit. 

If you are unable to reach your nurse navigator, you can call the team line at 314-336-5030. Call Monday – Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm, or leave a message after hours any time you have: