June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and Comprehensive Urologic Care encourages all men to take charge of their urologic health. This month, take these three important steps to improving your urologic health:

Step 1 – Get Your Prostate Checked

Some 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that impact their quality of life. Roughly 90% of men over the age of 70 and 50% of men over the age of 50 have some degree of an enlarged prostate.

Prostate cancer is treated best when discovered early and it isn’t the only condition affecting the prostate. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate, is a common, non-cancerous condition in older men in which the prostate gland enlarges, causing a number of symptoms.

Step 2 – Don’t Ignore Sexual Health Issues

As men grow older, sexual health issues may need to be addressed by a skilled urologist. CUC Physicians are highly experienced in men’s sexual health conditions including: Erectile dysfunction, Male infertility, and Low Testosterone.

Talking to a urologist about male sexual dysfunction can be difficult for many men, but it is incredibly important. Often male sexual dysfunction is caused by an underlying factor or medical condition that may be solved with medical and/or surgical treatment. There are times when the dysfunction is caused by stress, anxiety or outside pressure and this too, can often be treated very successfully.

Step 3 – Make it your Mission to Get Healthy, and Stay that Way

This June, take important steps toward getting healthy and staying that way. Follow these steps to achieve your health goals:

  1. Quit smoking
  2. Eat a diet rich in vegetable, fruits and low in unhealthy fats.
  3. Get more exercise
  4. See your urologist and Primary care provider for regular health checks and follow up exams.

For More information on our Comprehensive Urologic Care’s Men’s Health Clinic, visit http://compurocare.com/mens-health/

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Women’s Health Week is May 8-14, 2016

Women’s Health Week: a time to address Urologic issues such as Overactive Bladder. It can be treated.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, OAB affects more than 33 million Americans, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. Women with OAB experience symptoms, such as a sudden urgency to urinate that is frequent and cannot be controlled.

A CUC Urologist can help you manage your symptoms. Overactive bladder has many treatments from medication and behavioral changes to nerve stimulation therapies that can help get your life back to normal.

•Physical Therapy

•Lifestyle changes

•Medications

•Botox injections –The FDA approved Botox injections to treat adults with OAB who cannot use or do not respond to medications.

•Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) – PTNS is a type of external neuromodulation therapy, or nerve stimulation for patients who have not had success with medications or other therapies.

•Neuromodulation therapy – Also known as Interstim®, is a type of internal neuromodulation therapy that stimulates the sacral nerves for patients who have not had success with medications or other therapies.

Bladder control problems such as OAB affect millions of women. During Women’s Health Week, take control of your bladder and improve your life – discuss any urinary symptoms you are experiencing with a CUC Urology specialist who understands how bladder control problems negatively impact quality of life.

 

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We’re Hiring!

Comprehensive Urologic Care is looking for motivated, professional individuals to join our team.

Current Openings:

Certified Medical Assistant

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LCDOT Video on Navigating River-Roberts Roundabout

With the upcoming completion of the River-Roberts Road Roundabout, the Lake County Department of Transportation has provided an instructional video to help ensure the safety of all drivers who may travel this route.  Please click here to view the video.  Any questions regarding this project may be directed to the Lake County Department of Transportation

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Elgin Office Now Open!

Comprehensive Urologic Care is committed to providing you with the best possible care. Our physicians continue to develop proficiencies in the most advanced techniques available to stay at the forefront of the urology field.

Now, you can have even more convenient access to the level of professionalism and care you’ve come to expect from us, as our newest office has just opened in Elgin.

Call (847)382-5080 today to schedule an appointment at our Lake Barrington, Crystal Lake, or our new Elgin office, located at 1600 N. Randall Road, just south of I-90.

 

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River Road Roundabout Update

Roberts Road to Close for Roundabout Construction, Oct. 12

Lake Barrington, IL – The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) will be closing Roberts Road to through traffic on Monday, Oct. 12 from Darrell Road to IL Route 59. River Road will remain closed, north of Kelsey Road, to through traffic as part of this phase of construction. The new roundabout will be constructed during the closure which will last approximately 20 days. When the road reopens, motorists will be driving through the new roundabout. Please follow the signed detour route.

Roberts Road Detour Route:  Roberts Road, to Darrell Road to IL Route 176 to US Route 12/IL Route 59 to IL Route 59

River Road Detour Route:  River Road to Kelsey Road to IL Route 59

Local traffic will have access to residences and businesses within the closure area up to the intersection. For additional information regarding this project please visit www.riverroberts.com.

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Cancer Support Groups

Wellness Beyond the Diagnosis and Wellness Caregivers Group are local groups that offer support and resources for those who have been diagnosed with cancer or who are caring for someone with cancer.  We encourage you to view the flyers below for information on meeting times and registration!

Wellness Beyond the Diagnosis – SATURDAY MEN’S BREAKFAST

Wellness Caregivers Group

Wellness Beyond the Diagnosis -Living With Cancer Support Group

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PBS Special: Managing Female Stress Urinary Incontinence

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CUC’s newest provider: Kelly Metcalf, PA-C

We are excited to welcome Kelly A. Metcalf, PA-C, to the Comprehensive Urologic Care team! 

Kelly Metcalf is a NCCPA certified Physician Assistant practicing in Lake and McHenry Counties. Her hospital affiliations include Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Centegra McHenry Hospital, and Centegra Woodstock Hospital.

Kelly received her B.S., cum laude, from Eastern Illinois University, and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the MCPHS University in Manchester, New Hampshire. Kelly is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kelly’s clinical interests include female pelvic medicine, the Champions Clinic ®, men’s health, and general urology.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family, fitness training, and many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and boating.

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TRAVEL UPDATE! Beginning July 13: River Road Closed

Lake County Department of Transportation to Close River Road from Kelsey to Roberts Road beginning July 13

Lake County Division of Transportation has reported “River Road to Close for Roundabout Construction, July 13 LCDOT will be closing River Road to through traffic from Kelsey Road to Roberts Road beginning Monday, July 13 at 6 a.m. The closure will last approximately five months while the roundabout is under construction.”

Here is the link to a detour map and further information regarding the project.

https://www.facebook.com/lcdot/photos/a.422014877846946.90161.310708342310934/848160828565680/?type=1&theater

Questions regarding the project should be directed to the Lake County DOT.

 

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