New Care Pathway Program Uses Data Analytics To Improve Patient Outcomes
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (PRWEB) JUNE 13, 2018
Arkansas Urology in Little Rock, Arkansas today announced their practice will now offer an innovative BPH Care Pathway program for the early detection and treatment of men with an enlarged prostate also called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). This Care Pathway Program is designed to provide targeted care to men who are at risk for BPH, a condition that affects 50 percent of men over the age of 50.
Arkansas Urology is the only practice in Arkansas to participate in this unique approach that combines patient education with data analytics to determine the best treatment options for men who have or are at risk of developing BPH. Arkansas Urology is recognized as a state-wide leader in providing exemplary care for men suffering from problems associated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).
“Many men suffer from the negative side effects of BPH medications and their quality of life is significantly impacted,” said Dr. Tim Langford, President of Arkansas Urology. “We want to give those patients a better alternative and the BPH Care Pathway allows for us to have these conversations. There are treatments available to men that are truly minimally invasive and very effective. We are excited about this approach, which will help men achieve a higher quality of life and also believe this will become the new standard of care used by many physicians.”
Not to be confused with prostate cancer, BPH occurs when the prostate gland that surrounds the male urethra becomes enlarged with advancing age and begins to obstruct the urinary system. Symptoms of BPH often include interrupted sleep and urinary problems, loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life.
Medication is often the first-line therapy for enlarged prostate, but relief can be inadequate and temporary. Side effects of medication treatment can include sexual dysfunction, dizziness and headaches, prompting many patients to quit using the drugs. For these patients, the classic alternative is surgery that cuts, heats or removes prostate tissue to open the blocked urethra. While current surgical options can be very effective in relieving symptoms, they can also leave patients with permanent side effects such as urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation.
“The BPH Care Pathway empowers patients with more insights into their condition, producing better health outcomes. When a patient is made fully aware of all of their options, everyone benefits,” said E. Scot Davis, CEO of Arkansas Urology. “The program has the potential to reduce overall healthcare expenses as a result of treating patients before symptoms worsen or complications occur.”
About Arkansas Urology
Arkansas Urology provides the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to its patients through eight Centers of Excellence in urological specialties. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the region. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 70,000 patients a year at eight facilities in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Searcy, Pine Bluff and Russellville as well as in the Advanced Prostate Cancer Center. In 2014, Arkansas Urology expanded its services by acquiring Epoch Men’s Health, with clinics in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway and Benton. In 2018 Arkansas Urology developed and opened the Centerview Surgery Center, an accredited, state-of-the-art urological outpatient surgery center. Arkansas Urology is made up of 17 physicians, eight physician extenders, and 200 clinical and business staff employees.
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