Creating a space where patients can receive real medical information without all of the myths surrounding UTIs.
Innovator’s Full Name
Dr. Dana Rice
Title and Specialty
Innovation project and tagline
I am the creator of the UTI Tracker app.
Problem your innovation solves
Intended target audience/user of your innovation
Target audience is anyone who suffers from UTIs and overactive bladder issues.
Interesting experience while developing your innovation
mistakes/hurdles along the way
Typical day in your life
I am usually up and rounding on patients prior to clinic starting at 8:30AM. This means up by 5:30-6AM, hospital by 7am, clinic 8:30-5:30/6PM. I do this 3 days a week. The other two days are full OR days with rounding prior to 7:30AM OR start. I take call every 6th night and weekend.
After work I am a mom, I do dinner, bath, homework, play etc until they are in bed. Then I try to work out or walk with my husband. By 9:30PM I usually have time to catch up on kids needs, projects, clothes ordering, etc. I often will chart for an hour or so and go to bed by midnight to 1AM. For the past few years, I worked app developing and social media into the “gaps” in that timeline.
Someone who inspires you
Parting words of wisdom
Dana C. Rice, MD is a board certified urologist with the Inova Medical Group in Northern Virginia. She completed her medical studies and her postgraduate residency at George Washington University. She has co-authored chapters on urinary tract infections and pediatric uroradiology, as well as being published in a handful of other urologic articles. She developed her UTI Tracker app to help educate patients and physicians with a goal of providing accurate, easily accessible information in one cohesive program.
Dr. Rice was named a top doctor in the Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine in 2017. She has contributed to or been featured in numerous media outlets, such as, Cosmo, Buzzfeed, Romper, E Health Radio, Northern VA Magazine and Ashley Iaconetti’s I don’t get it, podcast.
She resides in Mclean, Virginia and maintains a very busy surgical practice as well as being a wife and mother of two young children.