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.
•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.
Comprehensive Urologic Care is looking for motivated, professional individuals to join our team.
Certified Medical Assistant
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Questions regarding the project should be directed to the Lake County DOT.
“Dehydration in hot, dry weather can encourage kidney stones to form”
-Sumathi Reddy, “How to Keep Kidney Stones at Bay”
With the hottest days of the summer right around the corner, it’s important to remember that your risk of becoming dehydrated and developing kidney stones increases during the Summer months. Click the link above to read this recent article from the Wall Street Journal, which details kidney stone risk factors and tips for prevention.