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UCPA Patient Care and Service Updated during Coronavirus Pandemic

Free Screenings Available as Prostate Cancer Deaths Continue to Rise

Prostate cancer deaths are projected to rise again in 2020, but when caught early, the rate of treatment and cure is high. UCPA spoke with abc27’s Pricilla Liguori about the importance of prostate cancer screenings, when men should be screened, and our free screening programs. Watch more here:


ZERO Prostate Cancer’s Bold for Blue Awards Recognizes Dr. Scott Owens

On February 23, 2020, ZERO will once again roll out the “blue” carpet in Washington D.C. for the second annual Bold for Blue Award Ceremony — a celebration of the outstanding men, women, and families who have made a bold impact in the fight against prostate cancer. The award ceremony will be held on the first night of the ZERO Summit.

This year during the Awards, ZERO is excited to unveil the new Impact Awards: honoring three individuals who have gone above and beyond in their community to end prostate cancer. The Impact Awards are a new addition alongside the existing awards to the top 25 ZERO fundraisers, which will again be recognized in 2020.

A hearty congratulations to the first-ever nominees for the Impact Awards: Dr. Scott Owens, Mike Rotz, Valerie Donahue, Maureen Ferguson, Peter Fisher, Mark Good, Chris Hartley, Randy Kam, DeMetrius Kee, Christine McMillan, Joseph Musumeci, Stan Rosenfeld, and Suzanne Schlernitzauer!

ZERO’s National Board of Directors will make the final selection of the 2020 Impact Award winners. We hope you can join us at the ZERO Summit to celebrate these passionate champions along with the ZERO Cancer community. Learn more here:


Beloved Sportscaster Gregg Mace’s Health Battle Prompts Call for Prostate Cancer Screening

Gregg Mace was a well-known and highly-respected sportscaster at abc27 for decades. When he passed away from prostate cancer in November at age 65, his son, Kyle Mace, called for other men to take the initiative to get screened for the disease.

This wonderful piece created by abc27’s Ali Lanyon and team encourages a legacy of life-saving prevention. Dr. Scott Owens of UCPA had the privilege of discussing the importance of prostate cancer screenings and disease trends our physicians have noticed in the midstate with Ali.

Watch the piece here:


ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg 2020 Date Announced

Over the past 12 years, Urology of Central Pennsylvania has partnered with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and hundreds of prostate cancer survivors, spouses, children, families, and friends to defeat prostate cancer. Will you join us?


The date for this year’s annual ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg is Friday, September 25, 2020. Mark your calendars!


In 2019, Urology of Central PA’s ZERO Run/Walk committee celebrated with 1,000+ attendees that more than $1 million has been raised to fight the disease through research, awareness, and education through ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer.


This year’s ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Harrisburg is slated to be the best yet with more than 1,000 attendees expected and even more funds raised to find a cure for prostate cancer, provide education and support to patients and families, and bring awareness to this highly prevalent disease.


To register, visit We will see you there!


Set Your Sights on Snip City 2020

Don’t get called for goal tending or score any unexpected surprises this year! Yep, we’re talking about the big V – vasectomies!

Snip City 2020 reservations are opening up and Urology of Central PA delivers the perfect reason to get out of work and watch the games.

If you have been considering a vasectomy, why not perfectly time it so you can recover while enjoying the March Madness tournament? This minor procedure performed by the experienced physicians in Urology of Central Pennsylvania’s office will have you in and out quickly so you don’t miss any of the action.

Urology of Central Pennsylvania will provide all Snip City vasectomy patients with an official recovery kit including:

  • A doctor’s note stating you need to sit on the couch and watch basketball
  • A bag of frozen peas
  • A sports magazine
  • A t-shirt

Premium appointments are available just before the games begin, so schedule your appointment today for the best availability. Call 717-724-0720 (Harrisburg) or 717-763-1174 (Camp Hill) for your ticket to Snip City 2020!

Listen to our radio spot about Snip City 2020 here:

Snip City 2020 flyer


UCPA Welcomes New Nurse Practitioners

Christina Prudencio

Two new Nurse Practitioners are joining the UCPA team in January 2020. Christina Prudencio, RN, CRNP-FNP, and Ashleigh Finkenbinder, RN, CRNP-FNP will both see patients our of our Camp Hill location.

Christina Prudencio is Board-Certified in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been practicing since 2016 and has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Nursing and Family Practitioner from the University of Hawaii.

Christina enjoys hiking, traveling, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.

Ashleigh Finkenbinder is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as Sigma Theta Tau. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-med from Shippensburg University and another bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Misericordia University. Ashleigh has a master’s degree in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain University.

Ashleigh enjoys yoga and spending time with her family through hiking, camping, and attending sporting events.


Best Wishes to Prostate Cancer Support Coordinator

Urology of Central Pennsylvania extends our sincere thanks to Patti Fylstra, RN, who for more than 10 years coordinated the Prostate Cancer Support Group and Education meetings hosted at UCPA. Patti provided high quality, compassionate care and built cherished relationships with many patients who chose radiation therapy as their treatment option at our Prostate Cancer Center.
Patti encouraged and supported many other prostate cancer survivors and their loved ones over the past 10+ years. She is moving on to other new endeavors.

Thank you for your dedicated service and best wishes, Patti!


Congratulations Dr. Moyer

Dr. Moyer Elected President of Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Staff

Christopher Moyer, urologist at Urology of Central Pennsylvania

Urology of Central PA congratulates urologist Christopher P. Moyer, DO, upon his election as President of the Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Staff. Dr. Moyer also serves on the PennState Health Holy Spirit Medical Center Board of Directors and Medical Executive Committee. His commitment to the welfare of our community and quality health care practices is commendable.
Dr. Moyer will continue to see patients at Urology of Central PA in addition to providing input and insight in these new service opportunities.