Blogs

The BCG shortage: No short-term solution!

April 25, 2019

"Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) intravesical immunotherapy is the most effective treatment for management of our patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. What do we do without it, and how do we explain the current worldwide BCG shortage to our patients?" writes Adele M. Caruso, DNP, CRNP.

Residency vs. the real world: 5 things I wish I’d known

April 02, 2019

"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.

Hematuria evaluation: Evidence for optimal practice?

March 08, 2019

In this blog post, Adele M. Caruso, DNP, CRNP, summarizes current evidence and guidance for hematuria evaluation as it pertains to clinicians, including advanced practice providers.

Success is built on a string of failures

March 06, 2019

The author’s career shortcomings are lessons in academic pursuit, leadership, and more.

Locum work a refreshing break from the daily grind

February 27, 2019

"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.

Principles: What to do in the era of mergers and mega groups?

February 04, 2019

"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.

Letter: Post-mortem sperm harvest far from routine

January 23, 2019

"I was not going to be the point of obstruction denying a service that was available to this family on that day," writes Robert H. Ritter, MD, in this letter to the editor.

Women in urology: Dr. Loeb explains why she chose the specialty

January 11, 2019

"I think the future is very bright for women in urology," says Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc.

Should your practice consider a MIPS virtual group?

December 18, 2018

“Urology practices that are struggling to achieve payment increases and bonuses under MIPS for 2017 and 2018 may reap some strategic benefits from taking the lead in forming virtual groups in subsequent years,” according to Rick Rutherford, CMPE.

Sperm harvest request raises ethical, legal questions

November 16, 2018

“After more than 10 years in urology (including 5 in residency), I thought I was reaching the point where I have at least heard of all things urologic… Once again, life proved me wrong,” writes Henry Rosevear, MD.