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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.


Advanced Treatment for Overactive Bladder – InterStim

When conservative treatments like lifestyle changes, medications and pelvic floor exercises do not relieve the symptoms of Overactive Bladder (OAB), an advanced treatment, like InterStim, may be the answer. InterStim is like a small pacemaker for the bladder and helps control the urges caused by an Overactive Bladder (OAB).

Dr. Vanessa Elliott, a board-certified urologist with Urology of Central PA, has fellowship-training in female urology and voiding dysfunction and helps many men and women experiencing the frequency, urgency and leakage caused by OAB. She shares more information about InterStim, who will benefit from InterStim and how InterStim works in this video.


UCPA’s Dr. Lewis Harpster featured on abc27’s Good Day PA

Joe Brittain, an active volunteer with the Special Olympics, visited his family doctor for a routine physical the day after Thanksgiving in 2018. His doctor’s office contacted him after the appointment because his PSA levels were high.

Dr. Lewis Harpster of Urology of Central Pennsylvania treated Joe’s prostate cancer through a number of treatments. Watch below to see their story and how Joe is doing now. (This show was broadcast on November 7, 2019, with UPMC Pinnacle’s Hillman Cancer Center.)


New Minimally-Invasive Treatment for BPH Delivering Positive Outcomes

Rezūm, a new treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), allows BPH patients to regain quality of life and preserve sexual function through a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure. Urology of Central Pennsylvania is proud to be the first in the central Pennsylvania region to offer Rezūm, further proving our commitment to provide the most advanced urologic care and enhanced technology for our patients.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition affecting men caused by the growth of the prostate gland. 40% of men in their 50s and 90% of men over 90 years have BPH. Symptoms of BPH include frequency, urgency, trouble starting, dribbling at the end, or inability to completely empty the bladder. The condition is often treated with lifestyle changes, medication, minimally-invasive options or surgery. (To obtain your International Prostate Symptom Score and determine your BPH symptom severity, take this survey.)