During the Yankees/Blue Jays game on September 20, 2012, Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor discussed the importance of prostate cancer screening with Ken Singleton. September is prostate cancer awareness month and a special time to raise awareness for this important issue.
During the September 19th Yankees game, John Sterling and Susan Waldman interviewed Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor on WCBS radio. Dr. Kapoor speaks about how a blood test and simple exam can save lives. With early detection, the 10 year survival rate is almost 99%!
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Integrated Medical Professionals’ doctors, Ann E. Anderson, MD and Michael M. Ziegelbaum, MD, FACS are attending a medical mission in Haiti to provide medical care and create sustainable solutions for the area. To read about the mission, click here.
Michael M. Ziegelbaum, MD, FACS, Board Certified Urologist at Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY), the largest independent provider of urology services in the United States, has been elected as an At-Large Member of the North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) Medical Staff Society. Please click here for the details.
Dr. Eric Hochberg of AUCNY-Glen Cove is working to save the in-patient beds at North Shore University –LIJ Hospital in Glen Cove. The closure would be a big loss for the community. Click here to read the Newsday article.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has shown his support in response to IMP’s prostate cancer awareness campaigns. He issued a Proclamation stating that September 2013 is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This proclamation and the Government support will help save thousands of lives each year. To see the proclamation, click here.
An analysis of data from a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report explains why there is no health policy advantage to limiting where patients can choose to receive radiation oncology services for prostate cancer, according to the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA), which conducted the analysis. To read more, please click on the link or PDF. Read Article.
In a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, 17 members of the Physician’s Caucus expressed their support for the in-office ancillary services exception (IOASE) to federal self-referral regulations (the “Stark” law), which permits physician practices to provide critical services including radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, pathology and physical therapy in an integrated and coordinated fashion within their respective practices. “Providing comprehensive services to patients through integration of ancillary services improves communications between physicians of different specialties, and will lead to improved quality care at reduced costs”, said Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor. To read the article, please click here.
Urologists refuted the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) flawed and misleading study on the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of prostate cancer. To read the story, please click here.
Dr. Deepak A. Kapoor discusses why repealing the in-office ancillary services exception would devastate prostate cancer victims receiving intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatments. Clearly, it makes no sense to close the in-office, more affordable treatment sites in favor of more expensive ones (hospitals). To read the OP ED, please click here. Download the PDF.
Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC (IMP)- a multi-specialty practice that includes Advanced Urology Centers of New York (AUCNY) and Advanced Radiation Centers of New York (ARC), the largest independent provider of urological and radiation oncology services in the United States, is adding Xofigo(R)(radium Ra 223 dichloride) from Bayer HealthCare to its list of treatment options for patients suffering with advanced prostate cancer. Click here to read more.