Linda Adams, LVN CUA
Linda AdamsContinence Specialist
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Pacific Urology Locations:
Linda Adams is a board certified urology nurse specializing in
Approach to Treatment
I love what I do and after 30 years have never lost the passion.
I enjoy coming to work and feel that what I do can make a great impact on my patients’ experience and quality of life. The way that I perform procedures makes it easier to obtain a diagnosis and makes treatment a pleasant experience for my patients.
Patients always ask me, “How did you get into doing this as a profession?” I say I was lucky and blessed to find this specialty. Incontinence is a distressing and unpleasant symptom, which impacts physical, social and psychological wellbeing. Urinary incontinence can always be managed and most often treated, improved or cured. As a continence nurse, I can identify causes, create treatment plans and help empower patients to be involved in all aspects of their care.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to go into nursing. Even then I had a great deal of compassion and desire to care for others. I started taking nursing classes during my junior and senior years in high school. I became a Certified Nursing Assistant during my junior year and one month after I graduated high school, I became licensed as a vocational nurse.
About Linda Adams
Linda Adams earned her Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) degree from Central County Occupational Center (CCOC) in San Jose, CA. She then completed a certification from the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) in urodynamics. She has been a member of SUNA for 20 years and has served in various leadership and task force roles on the local and national level. She is the current chapter president of the Northern and Southern California areas.
Adams also received a certificate from Uroplasty to perform PTNS (Post Tibial Nerve Stimulation) treatment. She became a Certified Urology Associate through the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA). She continues her professional development by attending national courses on urology related topics.
Adams has written and published newspaper and online articles on various urologic health topics. She also authored a chapter in a urodynamics manual.
Adams is the director of Pacific Urology’s Continence Center, working with male and female incontinence, pelvic floor rehabilitation and patients with pelvic pain. Prior to this role she worked for 14 years in outpatient OB/ GYN until she was recruited into urology by local urologists Dr. Kraft and Dr. Panvini at Urology Associates of Silicon Valley.
She was then recruited by Stanford University Medical Center and for 10 years worked with Dr. Christopher Payne and Dr. Rodney Anderson, who specialized in treating neurogenic patients, male and female incontinence and pelvic pain. While at Stanford, she was chosen for a leadership role in the Service Excellence Program as a service coach to help employees improve patient care. She also worked with pediatric urologist, Dr. William Kennedy in performing complex video Urodynamics in children.
In 2010, Adams was recruited by John Muir Health to help start the Women’s Continence and Pelvic Health Center in Walnut Creek where she hosted weekly “Taking Back Control” seminars about pelvic floor rehabilitation.
In addition to crafting individualized care for her patients, she now also works to increase awareness and knowledge of continence through classes held at both Pacific Urology and in the greater community.
Adams is married with two children and three grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, walking, hiking and kickboxing.
- Nursing degree, Central County Occupational Center (CCOC), San Jose, CA
- Urodynamics certificate, Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA)
- PTNS certificate, Uroplasty