Karen Nash
Karen Nash is a medical reporter and media consultant based in Monroeville, PA.
Is the cost of new prostate cancer treatments a concern?
Urologists are acutely aware of the cost of prostate cancer treatments and how they may impact patients' lives.
Post-prostate biopsy infections bring concern, calls for standardization
Most of the urologists interviewed for this article say post-biopsy infection is something they are watching and that they are considering changes to their regimens to counter the problems that have been reported.
What challenges do obese urologic patients present, and how do you handle them?
Urologists say obese patients often have physical limits when it comes to surgery.
Do your patients go to urgent care clinics for urologic care?
Urologists say their accessibility to their patients negates the need for urgent care centers.
Conflicting, ambiguous federal rules create biggest headaches for urologists
Urology Times asked urologists what regulations create the most issues in their practices, and how the rules could be changed to make them more palatable.
Do you ever read or take part in urology-related blogs?
Urologists say they don't have time to participate in blogs, but some do embrace the medium.
Patients' lack of compliance, preparation are urologists' top complaints
Urologists acknowledged that they do get frustrated with certain patient behaviors, with noncompliance heading the list.
Urologists tread slowly into social networking waters
Some urologists have started experimenting with social media due to patient demand. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach while weighing the benefits and possible drawbacks.
Have you ever experienced burnout as a urologist? How do you cope?
Urologists say spending time with family helps them deal with the stress of practicing medicine.
Aging doctors may need some skills testing, urologists say
While many older physicians retain excellent clinical skills into their seventh decade and beyond, questions have been raised about age-related illness in older clinicians and how it affects their ability to practice.