Karen Nash
Karen Nash is a medical reporter and media consultant based in Monroeville, PA.
Are EHRs a help or hindrance to patient care?
Urologists' opinions on EHR systems vary, as some feel that they're helpful in large systems where paper records are not always on hand, while others lament the lost time spent communicating face-to-face with patients.
Do you follow the AUA’s Choosing Wisely guidelines?
Urologists say that while the AUA's recommendations are good guidelines, it's important to take the individual patient's characteristics into consideration.
Does HIFU have a future in the U.S. for treating prostate Ca?
Urologists across the country offer their opinions on high-intensity focused ultrasound.
Are you concerned that the Stark exemptions won’t be upheld?
Running ancillary service lines increases care accessibility and allows providers to know the quality of the care being given, say urologists.
Are NPs/PAs a viable short-term solution to the urologist shortage?
"Training more urologists is a long-term plan that’s needed, but PAs/NPs aren’t a solution everywhere because the distribution of specialists can vary, even within the same state."
Are you making preparations for the switch to ICD-10?
"Do I think [ICD-10] will make patient care better? If it did, I would be really shocked. The question is, will it make patient care worse? I hope not.”
Are you seeing more younger patients presenting with erectile dysfunction?
Are you seeing more younger patients presenting with erectile dysfunction?
Some urologists are seeing more younger men for erectile dysfunction than they have in the past, the reasons for which appear to be multi-factorial.
With newer agents for advanced prostate cancer, how has your approach changed?
Urologists discuss their preferred treatment approaches for advanced prostate cancer.
Do you keep up with clinical trials and offer them to patients?
While some urologists interviewed by Urology Times say they keep up on clinical trials and offer them patients, one says that his rural location makes participating in trials difficult both for himself and his patients.
How did the American Urological Association handle the release of its new PSA guideline?
“Our group all felt that we were caught off guard," said one urologist about the AUA's new prostate cancer screening guideline.

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