Patient Reviews

Andrea S.

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Endo robbed me of so many years. Specialist after specialist. Misdiagnosed for almost 12 years. Then my mom found Dr. McGuirk. She saved me. I’ll never forget her asking me if I thought about how I would end it. The pain. It was its own person, living in my skin. It took over and crippled me. She believed me. She didn’t accuse me of wanting drugs. I remember her saying that it was difficult to accuse someone of drug-seeking when they don’t ask for pain meds. I only wanted it to go away. I remember waking up from surgery and bawling. The pain was gone. I had no idea how much pain I was in until it was gone. Gone. The adhesions, endo, cysts and fibroids. All gone. There is hope. Are there wait times? Yes, but Dr. McGuirk takes her time and sometimes that means longer than expected. Are there costs insurance don’t cover? Yes, but when you’re in as much pain as I was you find away. Asking family or friends, giving up luxuries or doing whatever it takes short of robbing a bank. I did six months of Zoladex injections prior to surgery.

Syrita M.

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Dr. McGuirk is really wonderful, her bedside manner is amazing, when she talks to you, you know she cares. She’s all about healing the whole body through nutrition and natural ways and doesn’t just throw medications at you. I truly trust her with my health and I do not take that lightly. Her staff is just as amazing as she is and they just make you feel so comfortable there even when you have to have some not so comfortable conversations.

Kara Marie S.

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Dr. McGuirk was the first to actually sit down and listen to my symptoms and get to the bottom of things. She knows her stuff! To top it all off her team creates the support system you need. I’m so happy to have found Dr. McGuirk.

Deborah S.

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“Dr. Barbara McGuirk was an answer to prayer for my daughter’s pelvic pain and difficult periods. After years of being ignored, prescribed NSAIDs that didn’t help, a myriad of birth control pills and misdiagnoses, we were referred to The Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Center in Delaware by a friend. From the minute we called to make an appointment, until her surgery and afterward, we were cared for and treated with kindness, understanding, and with seriousness that we hadn’t encountered in the previous 10 years by our OB/GYN office. My daughter’s pain was acknowledged and a treatment plan was put into place immediately so that she could have surgery as quickly as possible. For any woman out there who suffers with this debilitating disease, there is no need to continue suffering. There is hope, and it can be found with Dr. McGuirk at RADfertility in Delaware.”

Samantha G.

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My journey with RAD and Dr. McGuirk started in September, 2018. My husband and I were trying to conceive and were having difficulty. We went to RAD, where we met Dr. McGuirk. I always say she changed my life and “fixed” me. I had no idea that what I was experiencing monthly wasn’t “normal”. It was what I had always experienced so I didn’t know any different. Because of her, I now know that I shouldn’t have been in the pain I was in each month or experiencing many of the of Endometriosis symptoms that I had. Dr. McGuirk is always learning more about Endometriosis and how to help her patients. She’s brilliant and truly cares for you! I’m eternally grateful to her and everyone at RAD for their unwavering support and care. On January 2, 2019 I had surgery to remove endometriosis and fibroids. On January 7, 2020 our RAD miracle was born!

Jennifer

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After being in debilitating pain for almost 3 years, that my gyno kept telling me “I probably had a small cyst”, or would ask me several times “are you sure you are not pregnant” I was recommend to Dr. McGuirk. I was diagnosed with endometriosis right away. The very first appointment I sat down in her office with her and I knew she put her heart and soul into her work. If I ever called after hours and left a message with the answering service Dr. McGuirk, herself, would call me back. Shortly after some exams and tests I had surgery. The staff is so friendly, everyone gave me a hug, including Dr. McGuirk during my post op appointment which meant so much to me. I know that my future is in good hands when the time comes to plan a family. Thanks to the entire RADfertility team, I have my life back & am feeling great!

Carol H.

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My journey to Dr. McGuirk began in 2015 at the age of 49. All my life I would make it through my menstrual cycle on high doses of ibuprofen. I went to see my family practitioner several times with regards to having incredibly horrific abdominal and low back pain which would leave me in bed for a week at a time. I even went to see a gynecologist. All exams seemed normal. At one point I went to the ER thinking I had appendicitis, which proved to be negative. After that I went to a urologist several times thinking the pain was bladder related, more tests were done, again with negative results. The urologist recommended that I try pelvic floor PT. After multiple sessions of PT the physical therapist recommended that I see Dr. McGuirk, as I was still having pelvic, and back pain. Upon my first visit to see Dr. McGirk I found the waiting room was beautifully decorated with comfortable seating and coffee and tea available. The staff was warm and friendly, and understanding to my situation. Upon meeting Dr. McGirk I immediately liked her. She too was warm and caring. As I unfolded my story to Dr. McGuick she knew without a doubt from my pelvic pain history and my current symptoms that I had endometriosis. Dr. McGuirk explained what endometriosis was and after further tests recommended laparoscopic surgery to remove the endometrial tissue. The surgery was scheduled and done at a surgery center. When the surgery was conducted Dr. McGuirk informed me that I had stage 4 endometriosis. My entire abdomen was full of endometrial tissue. Upon a follow up visit Dr. McGuirk not only explained what her findings were, but took the time to show me an inspirational video on fitness and discussed clean eating through the Whole 30 program. Dr. McGirk truly cared for me as a whole person. She gave me my life back when I felt it was over.

Allyson M.

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Dr. McGuirk is the most amazing human being I have ever met. Her smile and concern for others is unmatched. I first met Dr. M almost four years ago. At first I was not sure that her methods to treat Endometriosis were going to work but after experiencing many different symptoms from Endo I decided to go full force with her recommendations and I am more thankful than she will ever know for pushing me to better myself. Dr. M and the whole Endo squad (esp. Mari) are unbelievable. I can not thank them ALL enough for having my back day in and day out. 10/10 recommend!

Tara H.

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“After becoming a patient, Dr. McGuirk performed a successful endo excision surgery and immediately started a treatment plan that restored my quality of life. I haven’t felt this good in over 20 years! She really cares and is so passionate in helping those battling endo. She truly takes the time to explain everything to you and has such a great bedside manner. I’ve seen the pain in her eyes when she sees us suffering because she truly cares and wants to help us all. I feel amazing now and can actually enjoy life.”

Amanda F.

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“After a friend recommended, I saw Dr. McGuirk in April of 2019. Dr. McGuirk was the SEVENTH GYN I saw and I had all but given up hope that someone was going to be able to help me. I had been misdiagnosed multiple times and offered surgery with no indication the doctor knew what he/she was looking for or “fixing”. On my first visit after explaining my symptoms I’ve had for over 20 years, Dr. McGuirk and I worked on a plan, she explained everything, offered reassurance that I was not crazy and she could help me. After thorough testing and workup, we planned surgery and I felt confident this time it was different and I would get relief after so many years. I had surgery in September and have enjoyed freedom from many unwanted symptoms since. I am so thankful for Dr. McGuirk and her team, especially Mari who was also a huge support for me throughout it all. What was also helpful was that I did not at any time feel pressured to “get this done so I could have kids”. I understand many have surgery for that, but me wanting this just for myself was validated by the team. Thank you all!”

Chrissy L.

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Dr. McGuirk is the absolute best of the best. She truly cares for her patients and gives us the time we need. She listens, takes notes, and ask questions – She REALLY does care for you as a woman.

Luanne S.

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“Dr. McGuirk has been phenomenal. My daughter is 15 and underwent four surgeries and many other failed treatments for endometriosis within 2 years. As soon as my daughter was seen, Dr. McGuirk had a treatment plan and knew exactly what needed to be done. My daughter has been pain free since May and is living a teenage life again. Dr. McGuirk and her staff truly care about her patients and spend as much time as needed with you to explain and answer any questions. I can’t thank Dr. McGuirk enough for giving my daughter back her quality of life.”

Shayna L.

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“I don’t think I can express how much Dr. McGuirk changed my life. Before meeting Dr. McGurik, I had been living in chronic pain from endometriosis and after 4 surgeries nothing changed. My last doctor literally just gave me pain meds and sent me on my way. Not with McGuirk! Every appointment she takes time to thoroughly listen and understand what is going on. Through diet, surgery, and suppression I am now completely pain-free. I woke up from my surgery feeling completely different. She knows chronic pelvic pain and she is definitely someone you can trust.”

Alyssa P.

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I suffered with my Endometriosis for many, many years – I am SO thankful for Dr. McGuirk and the wonderful staff at the Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center! She performed my laparoscopic excision surgery back in Nov. 2015, and that marks the day I got my life back! Dr. McGuirk and her staff are always quick to respond whenever I have any questions or concerns, and they’re so professional and kind – it’s obvious that they love what they do! I highly recommend them – they changed my life!

Holly R.

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I have been a patient of Dr. McGuirk’s since 2011. It’s frustrating going from doctor to doctor to figure out what’s wrong. I was fortunate to find Dr. McGuirk and she understood the constant pain I was going through. I was diagnosed with endometriosis. She has helped me to be come pain free and be able to get back to my life.

Sylvie C.

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Dr. McGuirk is an amazing doctor and I am so grateful that I found her to help me fight my battle with endometriosis. I have been to many doctors over the course of my treatment and I can confidently say that Dr. McGuirk is the one who gave me my life back!

Dr. McGuirk is a rare breed of doctor–capable of sitting with you even while you cry your eyes out discussing the struggles of life with endometriosis; capable of empathizing with you while rejecting the notion that a pain level of 4 is ‘not that bad’; capable of making you feel like she has all the time in the world to sit with you while you process; capable of delivering on her promise to help.

Dr. McGuirk saved my life and for this I am eternally grateful!”

Amanda F.

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"After a friend recommended, I saw Dr. McGuirk in April of 2019. On my first visit after explaining my symptoms I have had for over 20 years, Dr. McGuirk and I worked on a plan, she explained everything, offered reassurance that I was not crazy and she could help me. I had surgery in September and have enjoyed freedom from many unwanted symptoms  since. I am so thankful for Dr. McGuirk and her team, especially Mari who was also a huge support for me throughout it all. Thank you all!"

Tara H.

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"After becoming a patient, Dr. McGuirk performed a successful endo excision surgery and immediately started a treatment plan that restored my quality of life. I haven't felt this good in over 20 years! She really cares and is so passionate in helping those battling endo. She truly takes the time to explain everything to you and has such a great bedside manner. I've seen the pain in her eyes when she sees us suffering because she truly cares and wants to help us all. I feel amazing now and can actually enjoy life."

Luanne S.

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"Dr. McGuirk has been phenomenal. My daughter is 15 and underwent four surgeries and many other failed treatments for endometriosis within 2 years. As soon as my daughter was seen, Dr. McGuirk had a treatment plan and knew exactly what needed to be done. My daughter has been pain free since May and is living a teenage life again. Dr. McGuirk and her staff truly care about her patients and spend as much time as needed with you to explain and answer any questions. I can't thank Dr. McGuirk enough for giving my daughter back her quality of life."

Shayna L.

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"I don’t think I can express how much Dr. McGuirk changed my life. Before meeting Dr. McGurik, I had been living in chronic pain from endometriosis and after 4 surgeries nothing changed. My last doctor literally just gave me pain meds and sent me on my way. Not with McGuirk! Every appointment she takes time to thoroughly listen and understand what is going on. Through diet, surgery, and suppression I am now completely pain-free. I woke up from my surgery feeling completely different. She knows chronic pelvic pain and she is definitely someone you can trust."

Alyssa P.

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"I suffered with my Endometriosis for many, many years - I am SO thankful for Dr. McGuirk and the wonderful staff at the Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center! She performed my laparoscopic excision surgery back in Nov. 2015, and that marks the day I got my life back! Dr. McGuirk and her staff are always quick to respond whenever I have any questions or concerns, and they're so professional and kind - it's obvious that they love what they do! I highly recommend them - they changed my life!"

Holly R.

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"I have been a patient of Dr. McGuirk's since 2011. It's frustrating going from doctor to doctor to figure out what's wrong. I was fortunate to find Dr. McGuirk and she understood the constant pain I was going through. I was diagnosed with endometriosis. She has helped me to be come pain free and be able to get back to my life."

Sylvie C.

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"Dr. McGuirk is an amazing doctor and I am so grateful that I found her to help me fight my battle with endometriosis. I have been to many doctors over the course of my treatment and I can confidently say that Dr. McGuirk is the one who gave me my life back!

Dr. McGuirk is a rare breed of doctor--capable of sitting with you even while you cry your eyes out discussing the struggles of life with endometriosis; capable of empathizing with you while rejecting the notion that a pain level of 4 is ‘not that bad’; capable of making you feel like she has all the time in the world to sit with you while you process; capable of delivering on her promise to help.

Dr. McGuirk saved my life and for this I am eternally grateful!"

Newark Office

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Medical Arts Pavillion 2, Suite 3217
Newark, DE 19713

Dover Office

Eden Hill Medical Center
200 Banning Street, Suite #240
Dover, DE 19904

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