New Clinic Provides Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Care for Cancer
When you or a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, it is overwhelming. Knowing that you have a team of doctors that are partnering and collaborating on your behalf provides incredible reassurance.
This is exactly what Urology of Central Pennsylvania (UCPA) and AndrewsPatel Hematology/Oncology focused on when creating the new, exclusive Genitourinary Interdisciplinary Clinic. This clinic is the first of its kind in central Pennsylvania.
The New GU Interdisciplinary Clinic
The new GU Interdisciplinary Clinic treats genitourinary cancers formed along the genitourinary tract – including the kidneys, the bladder, the ureters (tubes that collect urine from kidneys and drain to bladder), the urethra (tube that drains urine from bladder out), the testicles and the prostate. Cancers that form on the penis or adrenal glands are also classified as genitourinary cancers.
Located in the Camp Hill office of UCPA, the Genitourinary (GU) Interdisciplinary Clinic was formed to provide newly diagnosed GU cancer patients, like those with prostate cancer, bladder cancer or other cancers, with the best possible care coordination during diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
Collaboration is Key
Cancer treatment is complex – often times involving surgery, radiation, and medical treatment. At the GU Interdisciplinary Clinic, patients will see both a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist during your visit to save time in coordinating and executing your treatment plan.
By the time you are seen in the GU Interdisciplinary Clinic, your urologist will have presented your medical case to our GU Tumor Board, which includes urology, radiation, and medical oncology. When you arrive at the GU Interdisciplinary Clinic, all of your physicians will be informed of your case and will have discussed treatment options with one another, considering each of the three specialties.
What to Expect
During your clinic visit, blood may be drawn (non-fasting) followed by discussions and exams with both the medical and radiation oncologist.
Your treatment options will be explained in detail and you will have plenty of time to have all of your questions answered. We encourage you to bring a family member or friend for a “second set of ears.”
Your first visit may last two hours. Follow up visits and treatment will be scheduled before you leave and you will likely have visits at both UCPA and AndrewsPatel.
Meet Your Physicians
Joshua Shipley, MD
Jihua Cheng, MD, PhD
David Salinger, MD
Urology of Central Pennsylvania
The GU Interdisciplinary Clinic is located at 100 Corporate Circle Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out any remaining paperwork.
To schedule your appointment or ask questions about the new GU Interdisciplinary Clinic, please call: 717-724-0380.