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UPMC UCPA Patient Care and Service Updated during Coronavirus Pandemic

Medent Patient Portal is now UPMC Central PA Portal

UPMC Urology of Central Pennsylvania advises patients that the Medent Patient Portal is no longer available.

Patients are now advised to use the UPMC Central PA Portal, which they can access by clicking on the gray UPMC Central PA Portal button at the top left corner of the UPMC UCPA website.

With the UPMC Urology of Central PA Portal, patients can

  • See upcoming appointments
  • View health summary and needed preventive tests
  • View lab and imaging test results
  • Access trusted health information resources
  • Receive important health reminders and notifications
  • Request prescription renewals
  • Communicate electronically and securely with their medical care team
  • Request an E-Visit for non-urgent medical conditions
  • See a doctor online with a video visit for non-urgent medical conditions

Patients needing technical help with the UPMC Central PA Portal or MyChart are advised to contact the Help Desk between Monday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To reach the Help Desk, please call 1-888-782-5678 or 717-988-0000 and press 6.

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New Providers join Harrisburg and Camp Hill Offices

UPMC Urology of Central PA is proud to announce new providers at our offices in Harrisburg and Camp Hill.

The following providers are currently seeing patients at 815 Sir Thomas Court, Harrisburg:

  • Nathan Brooks, MD
  • Kristina Scherrer, PA-C

New providers at our Camp Hill location at 100 Corporate Center Drive, include:

  • Nathan Brooks, MD
  • Christopher Caputo, MD
  • Barbara Klinger, CRNP
  • Kelly Brenner, PA-C
  • Meghan McGovern, CRNP

We welcome patients to call either office for treatment of their urology needs.

The Harrisburg office of UPMC Urology of Central PA can be reached by calling (717) 724-0720.
Call (717) 763-1174 to reach the UPMC Urology of Central PA Camp Hill office.

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Dr. R. Scott Owens Discusses Navigating Prostate Cancer Today in Dauphin Co. Medical Society Magazine

Dr. R. Scott Owens Discusses Navigating Prostate Cancer Today in Dauphin Co. Medical Society Magazine

DCMS Owens article

Facing a prostate cancer diagnosis today is not as intimidating as other cancers; however, it is filled with more questions than answers.

UPMC Urology of Central PA’s Dr. Scott Owens shares how to navigate the prostate cancer journey in this article, located in the Dauphin County Medical Society’s “Central PA Medicine” magazine.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3EkXtYG

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2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg Goes Virtual

2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg Goes Virtual

zero prostate cancer run walk 2021 logo

The ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of all participants, survivors, and patients weighed heavily on the minds of ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, their Medical Advisory Board and Board of Directors. After careful consideration, the organization made the decision to move all September Run/Walks to a virtual format.

Participants and event leaders will gather virtually via ZOOM on Friday, September 24, at 5 p.m., for the Harrisburg ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. The event will feature an awards ceremony, survivor and caregiver ceremony, and presentation from a mission speaker as well.

The virtual 5K will be held via the Charge App the following morning on Saturday, September 25. Participants can participate virtually and gather with teammates or neighbors for a fun 5K in their local neighborhoods. ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer encourages participants to share photos, motivational posts and highlights as well.

Click here to learn more and to register for the virtual 2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk and learn how we educate, support and advocate for prostate cancer patients, survivors and their families.

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Signs of an Overactive Bladder and Treatment Options – CBS21 Keeping You Healthy Interviews UPMC UCPA Chief of Urology Dr. Vanessa Elliott

CBS21’s Keeping You Healthy segment interviewed UPMC Urology of Central Pennsylvania Chief of Urology Dr. Vanessa Elliott about a common urinary issue – an overactive bladder or OAB. Dr. Elliott advised viewers on the symptoms of an overactive bladder and methods to treat the condition. Watch here:

Can’t see the video player? Click here to view the video on CBS21’s website.

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UPMC Urology of Central PA Changes Facility Service as of September 18, 2021

Since UCPA is now a member of the UPMC Medical Group as of July 1, we will no longer be accepting consults from or seeing patients in the Holy Spirit Emergency Department and will no longer be performing any procedures at Holy Spirit Hospital.

These changes will be effective Sept. 18, 2021.

We will continue to provide care to you in our offices, at UPMC West Shore, UPMC Harrisburg, and Community Osteopathic Hospitals & Surgery Center.

This is not related to billing or your insurance network. We will continue to accept your insurance as we have in the past at these facilities.

It is our privilege to participate in your health care, and we look forward to providing you with the ongoing quality care and integrity you deserve.

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The Frequency of Kidney Stones is Increasing – What You Can Do

Kidney stones are incredibly painful and the frequency that urologists see patients with this ailment is increasing.

Dr. Thomas Clements, a urologist with UPMC Urology of Central PA, met with Michael Parks in this podcast to discusses why kidney stones are becoming more common, causes of kidney stones, prevention and treatment options.

Listen here:

 

If you are unable to view the audio player, or would like to listen to the full episode, please click here to listen to the podcast directly on iHeartRadio.

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ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg 2021 More Than Halfway to Fundraising Goal

UPMC Urology of Central PA is proud to partner again with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer for the 2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg. Thanks to your support, we are more than 60 percent of the way to our fundraising goal of $109,625!

This year there will be a special Harrisburg Participant Rally hosted by Caitlin Murphy, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Director. The Rally will take place online at 7 p.m., on Monday, August 30. Details are in the graphic below.

Harrisburg Participant Rally Details

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg will be held at City Island, on Friday, September 24. The event will begin at 5 p.m. featuring a Kids Dash for Dad with a special Marvel visitor – The Hulk.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the event. To volunteer, visit www.zerocancer.run/harrisburg and click under the “register” button.

Thank you for joining us as we fight prostate cancer with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer’s research, screenings, support and awareness building in PA and around the United States.

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