Supporting Our Community

Giving Back & Empowering Women

We are proud to support our patients and community members who advocate and raise awareness of endometriosis in the hopes of one day finding a cure. Organizations that provide resources for women in need should be recognized as essential cornerstones of the endometriosis community.

EndoFest 2019

EndoFest was a success! We joined Tara Hilton, Founder of The Yellow Cape, for their 5th annual event. Inspiring women shared their story to raise awareness for the 1 in 10 women affected by endometriosis. Miss New Castle County 2019, Selena Barnett, announced that her platform will be endometriosis awareness as she prepares for the upcoming Miss Delaware competition. Dr. McGuirk’s message was a testimony of her passion and devotion to her patients.

United Through ENDO Event 2018

Our St. Patrick’s Day was filled with inspiring women sharing their story to represent the 1 in 10 women affected by endometriosis. They have formed strong bonds through a diagnosis that often took years to obtain. Together they want to spread awareness aboutendometriosis in the hopes that other women won’t have to go through the same experiences they did. Dr. Barbara McGuirk’s message was a testimony of her passion and devotion to her patients. It’s time to end the silence because chronic pain is not normal.

Skating For Endometriosis Awareness

We participated in a special skating event on March 26, 2017, hosted by the Delaware Endo Community. At the event, patient advocate, Tara Hilton, launched her new nonprofit organization, The Yellow Cape! We were honored to participate as they recognized Dr. Barbara McGuirk for the nonprofit’s Medical Advisor role. The mission of The Yellow Cape is to change the way endometriosis affects our communities by providing education, support, and resources, with a primary focus on early detection. 

Visit The Yellow Cape’s Website to Learn More

Governer Jack Markell Declares March Endometriosis Awareness Month in Delaware

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 was a beautiful morning in Delaware City to kick off Endometriosis Awareness Month and Governor Jack Markell officially signed a proclamation declaring March Endometriosis Awareness Month in Delaware.

The Delaware EndoMarch is a grassroots organization that seeks to raise awareness of endometriosis in the State of Delaware. In 2015, 75 participants attended the first EndoMarch in Dover, Delaware during the month of March. At the event, guest speakers shared their journey with endometriosis, doctors from the Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain Center spoke about the need for increased awareness, and attendees marched to Dover’s Legislative Hall to thank the Delaware representatives who helped make Endometriosis Awareness Month an annual event in the state.

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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