"Most urology groups remain relatively small and a new partner is someone who had better be able to get along with most of your group. If you think dating is hard, finding a partner who is a good “fit” is even harder," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
Henry Rosevear, MD
"If you’re already in training or are considering joining the field and think you will be able to be a full-time urologist, full-time father/mother, world-class athlete, and writer, and still spend 3 hours a day watching TV or hanging out with your buddies, you’re wrong," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"When almost 80% of practicing urologists report that there is much more administrative workload in practice versus training and yet only 23% of residents expect this, that is a problem," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"We need to change not medicine but the delivery of medicine before the current system changes us anymore," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
Injury stemming from awkward maneuvers and equipment can and should be prevented, says Henry Rosevear, MD.
"As surgeons, our first step toward improving the situation is to become significantly better at controlling postoperative pain using opioid-sparing protocols," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"In the short to medium term, many urology practices are facing a tidal wave of increasing costs and decreasing revenue, which unless appropriate steps are taken, could cause significant financial problems in the future," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"Just like I’ve learned that the grass really isn’t any greener on the other side, I am learning that life in the trenches of urology, as a small-town urologist, isn't exactly what I thought it would be when I was a resident," writes Dr. Rosevear.
"While I love my partners and my staff, the chance to work with a new group of nurses and to interact with a new group of local doctors is in many ways invigorating," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"As regional players such as the local university and national entities such as Mayo and Cleveland Clinic continue to expand, we are faced with the decision to sell out to a local hospital, radically expanding our own footprint with the goal of creating a mega group or joining forces with a larger, already-established urology group," writes urologist Henry Rosevear, MD.