Charity Hill, MD
As a young athlete, Dr. Charity Hill experienced serious back, pelvic and hip pain. She saw many doctors, but her underlying condition went undiagnosed for years. Told repeatedly there was no cause for her pain, that it must be in her head, Dr. Hill eventually was diagnosed with endometriosis. This experience led her to study the field of pelvic pain.
Trained as a physiatrist, Dr. Hill studied at the Temple University School of Medicine, the University of Maryland Medical Center and New York University. She began her practice as a specialist in sports and spine treatment in San Francisco, California.
Having spent years seeking effective treatments for her own condition, Dr. Hill understands the importance of helping patients who, like her, have been misdiagnosed – or not diagnosed at all. She believes in exploring every viable option in the quest to overcome patients’ pain, so she integrates holistic practices with traditional medical treatments in the patient treatment plans she develops.
Her philosophy of care is designed to treat the whole patient, not just a disease or symptom. Her goals are to decrease pain, increase overall function, and improve each patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Hill is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as an active member of the International Pelvic Pain Society, serving on the IPPS Medical Education Committee.