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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.


2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide for LUGPA Members

2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide for LUGPA Members

As part of LUGPA’s mission to preserve and advance the independent practice of urology and to promote the highest standards of urological care, we are once again pleased to share an important educational resource for your practice.

Please use the information below to access the Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, a comprehensive resource for any man who has been newly diagnosed, who is in treatment, or is concerned about a rising PSA or recurrence.

Recently updated by the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the 2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide is an invaluable resource to share with your patients. The guide consolidates current information available on the following topics and many more:


Dr. Clements Discusses Men’s Health, Prostate Cancer on WHP580

Men often do not consider the importance of caring for their own health. This perspective can be dangerous though. Dr. Thomas Clements spoke with Michael Parks about men’s health and how a broad array of issues can be prevented or addressed by men paying more attention to their bodies.

Listen to this podcast to hear more about prostate cancer — the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men — and other health issues that apply specifically to men.


ZERO’s 2019 BOLD for Blue Awards

ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer held their BOLD for Blue awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24, in Arlington, VA. This event was held to recognize ZERO Champions who had the greatest impact in the fight against prostate cancer with their fundraising efforts in 2018. The Harrisburg ZERO Run/Walk had two award winners: Mark Hagenbuch from Team Angus raised $11,000 and Pat Forsburg from The Forsburg 40 raised $30,000.


Scott Owens, M.D., of UCPA to Present at 2019 Pennsylvania Cancer Conference

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Dr. Scott Owens

On April 10 and 11, at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, the Pennsylvania State Department of Health will present the 2019 Pennsylvania Cancer Conference: The Path Forward…Today, Tomorrow & Beyond.

The PA Department of Health will share goals of the new 2019 – 2023 Pennsylvania Cancer Control Plan along with evidence-based approaches to organizations and individuals with an interest in cancer control. The conference will address the gaps in the care continuum – from prevention, early detection, treatment, to survivorship, as well as pallative care – with the hope of reducing statewide cancer incidence and mortality and improving quality of life for cancer survivors.


Important Info for our Bladder Cancer patients from the American Urological Society

Original Release

Dear AUA Member:

Last month, 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.


Snip City 2019

Snip City 2019

March Madness is almost here and we have an ideal reason for you to get out of work and watch the games – Snip City 2019!

Perfectly time your vasectomy with Urology of Central Pennsylvania to enjoy the tournament. This minor procedure is performed by experienced physicians in our office. Patients will be in and out for this procedure, just in time for March Madness.


UCPA introduces Cutting Edge Prostate Biopsy

Cutting Edge Prostate Biopsy

Urology of Central Pennsylvania introduces Cutting Edge Prostate Biopsy with 3D MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Technology

Targeted MRI/Ultrasound Fusion biopsy is the latest technology available in the detection and management of prostate cancer and Urology of Central PA is proud to offer this new standard of care. Using the revolutionary Artemis 3D imaging and navigation system, our physicians are now able to better identify and more accurately biopsy suspicious prostate cancer areas.