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Pennsylvania Men’s Health & Prostate Cancer Conference to Discuss Genetics, Clinical Trials, Opioids & More

2019 Men's Health & Prostate Cancer Conference

Frequent updates in science and health care best practices encourage health practitioners and patients to regularly learn more. The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition proudly presents the 2019 Pennsylvania Men’s Health & Prostate Cancer Conference as an educational opportunity for all health care professionals – including urologists, oncologists, family doctors, nurses, community health workers, students and residents – as well as prostate cancer survivors and their loved ones. Urology of Central Pennsylvania is a long-time supporter and sponsor of this event.

The 2019 Men’s Health & Prostate Cancer Conference is scheduled for November 16, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lancaster Marriott, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Treatment Options for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Seminar

Urolift Infographic — Awareness

Many men find their lives have been negatively impacted by the ongoing symptoms of an enlarged prostate, called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. Signs of BPH include frequent and urgent urination, weak urine flow and interrupted sleep from multiple trips to the bathroom.

The condition affects more than 40 million men in the U.S., and we see many men in their 40s, 50s and older with symptoms of BPH.

There are a range of treatment options available for BPH including the proven, minimally-invasive UroLift® System procedure. We will discuss all options at the following seminar.

“Treatment Options for Enlarged Prostate”
Tuesday May 21, 2019
Check-in: 5:30 p.m. / Presentation: 6 p.m.
Courtyard Harrisburg/Hershey
725 Eisenhower Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17111

RSVP by calling 800-343-3503


UCPA Participates in Annual Health Day

Urology of Central PA attends many health fairs through out the year. We were proud to participate in the 2019 Health and Safety Awareness Day at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville on May 16, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Celebrating Nurse’s & Surgical Services Week at UCPA ASC

This is Nurse’s Week and we are also recognizing it as our “Surgical Services Week” at our ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center).

We applaud our ASC Team’s efforts! Everyone who works at the UCPA ASC is committed and dedicated to making this experience as efficient and as pleasant as possible for each patient and their unique needs. We offer cost effective, high quality and state of the art services at our urology specific ASC with experienced, knowledgeable and caring staff. We are very fortunate to have some of the most trusted and talented staff at our ASC.

We appreciate the positive difference they make each and every day! THANK YOU!


2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg Date & Sponsorships Announced

2019 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg Date & Sponsorships Announced

Urology of Central Pennsylvania and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer are proud to announce our 2019 5K Run/Walk Harrisburg date. On Friday, September 20, at 6 p.m., on City Island in Harrisburg, hundreds of participants, businesses, families and prostate cancer survivors will join to fight against the second most common cancer in men.

This annual 5K Run/Walk has made a big difference in the lives of men and their families through the research, screening, awareness, and advocacy work of ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. You are invited to participate as a sponsor, participant, or volunteer!


Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Urology of Central Pennsylvania thanks our amazing staff. Our staff make a difference every day and we extend our sincere appreciation today, Administrative Professionals Day!

The staff at Urology of Central Pennsylvania do a lot to help our practice and physicians serve our patients well.

Today, we would like to recognize our Patient Service Representatives in our Patient Assistance Center (PAC). These are the hard-working people you speak with when calling to schedule appointments, ask questions, and check-in and check-out. Thank you to our Medical Secretaries and Schedulers who schedule procedures in our Surgery Center (ASC) or at the hospitals and also schedule imaging exams (CT, MRI, Ultrasound, etc.). Many thanks also to the staff in Medical Records and our Billing & Administrative team (HR, Purchasing, and Information Technology). THANK YOU for going above and beyond each day!


June Prostate Cancer Support & Education Meeting

Sexual Healthcare and Urinary Control for Prostate Cancer Survivorship

Prostate Cancer Support and Education Flyer

Join other prostate cancer patients, survivors and their families for the June Prostate Cancer Support and Education Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

This month Dr. Lewis Harpster of Urology of Central PA will discuss “Sexual Healthcare and Urinary Control for Prostate Cancer Survivorship.”

The meeting will be held at Urology of Central PA’s offices located at 100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100, in Camp Hill.


Updated Information on Bladder Cancer (BCG) Drug Shortage

Earlier we shared a message regarding Merck’s anticipated TICE BCG supply constraints due to an increasing global demand for the product.

To minimize disruption to patient care, Merck (the sole supplier of BCG to the United States) announced an immediate change to their TICE BCG distribution model, and in January, ceased all drop shipments and began allocating TICE BCG exclusively to wholesalers and distributors based on product supply and historical purchasing patterns. Wholesalers and distributors in turn, began utilizing the same allocation model to fulfill customer orders directly; therefore, please contact your wholesaler should you have any questions about your allotment.

Although Merck is exploring options to increase their production of TICE BCG, they expect this global supply constraint to continue throughout 2019.


Thank You, Physicians

National Doctor’s Day — March 30, 2019

On March 30, we celebrated National Doctor’s Day with many others in our community. The role of physician has grown over the years and now includes many unique challenges. We acknowledge the tenacity and dedication of our wonderful physicians who work for the best interest of their patients.

In recognition of the healers in our community, Urology of Central Pennsylvania has compiled some of the kind words of our partners and our patients. Please remember to thank your health care providers for their hard work throughout the year.