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Overactive Bladder is Common and Treatable

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition with symptoms that include urinary urgency, frequency and possibly urinary leakage. More than 40 percent of women have OAB, but many do not seek help due to embarrassment.

Dr. Vanessa Elliott of Urology of Central Pennylvania is a board-certified urologist and is fellowship trained in female urology and voiding dysfunction. Learn from Dr. Elliott as she shares an overview of overactive bladder, how often she sees patients with OAB and what people with OAB can do to help alleviate symptoms.


Prostate Cancer Center, a Division of Urology of Central PA, Joins UPMC Pinnacle

  • Urology of Central PA is committed to provide the most advanced, accessible and responsive urologic care in Central Pennsylvania.
  • In the best interest of our patients, Urology of Central PA decided to sell the Prostate Cancer Center, a division of our practice, to UPMC Pinnacle in January 2019.
  • Urology of Central PA remains an independent medical practice.
  • Urology of Central PA chose UPMC Pinnacle to purchase the Prostate Cancer Center to best ensure the advancement and accessibility of prostate cancer care in the region.
  • The Prostate Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by highly-skilled specialists who have decades of invaluable experience treating prostate cancer.
  • The Prostate Cancer Center almost exclusively treats prostate cancer patients using external beam radiation therapy.
    • The Prostate Cancer Center uses the latest technology in treating prostate cancer.
    • Radiation therapy includes both Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).
  • As a result, a Dr. David Salinger and other Prostate Cancer Center associates became employees of UPMC Pinnacle.
  • The Prostate Cancer Center continues to be located in the same building as Urology of Central PA at 100 Corporate Circle Drive, Camp Hill.
  • The purchase of the Prostate Cancer Center will provide UCPA and UPMC Pinnacle increased opportunities to offer preventative care, partner closely on prostate cancer services, and provide more/varied/different treatment options for patients.
  • Urology of Central PA remains deeply committed to prostate cancer care and accessible, responsive treatment. We will still meet our community’s need for high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient urologic and prostate cancer care.
  • Patients will continue to have access to the UCPA-hosted support group that meets every third Thursday of every other month (February, April, June, August. October & December).
  • Patients will still have access to free prostate cancer screenings (PSA and DRE).
  • Maintaining our relationships with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) remains important to Urology of Central PA.

My Experience as a Patient Speaker at the SNMMI Annual Convention

The SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) held their annual convention this year in Pennsylvania. As part of their multi-day program they have a patient education day, and I was invited by Shawn after meeting her at the Run/Walk in Harrisburg last year. I was asked to share a patient’s perspective as it relates to prostate cancer, and I decided to write a speech about fear and its impact on patients and caregivers and then share my success story from stage IV to remission.



Mike Rotz and Jimmy Charles on BOB 94.9 FM

Prostate Cancer survivor Mike Rotz and country music singer and ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk spokesman Jimmy Charles spoke with Nancy and Newman today on BOB 94.9 FM. Jimmy performed his hit, “Superman” on air. The song was written for prostate cancer patients and survivors and is the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk anthem.


Mike Rotz and Jimmy Charles on abc27’s morning show

UCPA was proud to see prostate cancer survivor Mike Rotz and country music singer and ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk spokesman Jimmy Charles, on abc27’s morning show on September 21. They spoke about prostate cancer and the importance of screenings, as well as the upcoming ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, which is happening September 22, at 5:30 p.m., on City Island in Harrisburg. Everyone is welcome at the event! For more information, please visit

Click here to see Mike Rotz and Jimmy Charles on abc27’s morning show.


Dr. Owens and Jim Williams Discuss Prostate Cancer Awareness with abc27’s Amy Kehm

Dr. Owens and Jim Williams Discuss Prostate Cancer Awareness with abc27’s Amy Kehm. Since 1 in 7 men will get prostate cancer, it is important for men to be screened beginning at age 50 or earlier if there is a family history of the disease.

They also discussed the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Harrisburg coming up on Friday, September 22, at 5 p.m. The event has drawn 500 attendees in years past and this year organizers expect 600+.


Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting

Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting
Prostate Cancer SeminarThursday, August 17, 2017
6 – 8 p.m.

Whether newly diagnosed and just learning about prostate cancer or a long-term survivor, this prostate cancer education session will provide the support and education you and your loved ones need.

Speaker Terri-Lee Christiana of Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology will share about caregivers’ needs regarding communication, financial resources, and more.

All prostate cancer survivors and their family members are welcome!

Register to attend by calling 717-724-0380.


UCPA Wins “Reader’s Choice” Award – Thank You for Voting!

This August, Urology of Central Pennsylvania was awarded the “Reader’s Choice” award in the category of “Medical Specialist.”

UCPA has won the “Simply the Best” or “Reader’s Choice” award since 2008, and we are honored that you continue to trust us with your urologic care. Thank you for spreading the news of the wonderful treatment you received as well! We are glad that our patients and central Pennsylvania community recognizes the commitment to quality that UCPA physicians and staff provide.

Continuing our commitment to our community, UCPA is now offering high-quality CT scans at a fraction of the cost of other local providers. Learn more by clicking here.

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