Patient Education Weblinks

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American Urological Association Foundation is now known as Urology Care Foundation, whose focus is to advance urological research and education to improve patient’s lives.

We get asked about complementary medicine often. Please visit the NIH and Consumer Labs website for more information on these types of treatments.

 

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Prostate

**There are some easy to read, information packed books out there on Prostate Health and Sexual Health, including tips on those over-the-counter supplements everyone talks about. We especially like Dr. Mark Moyad‘s books: The ABC’s of Advanced Prostate Cancer, Fourth Edition Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients: A Guide for Men and Their Families, No BS Health Advice, and Dr. Moyad’s Guide to Male Sexual Health.

Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support

Why TURP to treat a large prostate? Check out this information. Information on how it works.

Information on Prostate Cancer, Prostate.com is a site to visit. As well as, Patient Access Network Foundation.

For multiple chronic diseases, including cancer, please check out Chronic Disease Fund to see if they can help.

A great resource for information about Cancer, even Prostate cancer is the American Cancer Society.

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Bladder

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) has updated their site with a new patient handbook Bladder Cancer Basics for the Newly Diagnosed.

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Sexual Health

Sex Health Matters by Sexual Medicine Society of North America is a great site with information about sexual health and many answers for frequently asked questions.

Premature Ejaculation over the counter treatment option : Promescent. Detailed How To Use video.

Peyronie’s Disease information can be found at Peyronie’s Disease Society.

Article on Religious views on sexual intimacy and sexual toys to help in marital relationships with links to Christian stores.

Female Sexual DysfunctionEROS-CTD is one approved device to help with Female Sexual Dysfunction.

Want Vaginal lubricant and moisturizer information? Try salliefoley.com

The majority of adults use lubrication during sexual activity with a partner. Water-based, silicone-based, and petroleum-based products are the three major kinds. Extra virgin olive oil is also recommended as an inexpensive lubricant and vaginal moisturizer. Silicone-based lubricants provide the most slipperiness, but some women report the product irritates vaginal tissue. Water-based products are the most commonly used, however water-based often have additives that irritate vaginal tissue (fragrance, warming products, paraben and glycerin). In addition, glycerin can cause yeast infections for women with Type 2 Diabetes. Women using water-based lubricants should be encouraged to find ones that are glycerin free, paraben free, and fragrance free. Extra virgin olive oil or petroleum-based products shouldn’t be used with condoms or if a woman has had difficulty with recurrent yeast or bacterial infections. Neither olive oil nor petroleum-based products are recommended for use with condoms. A popular water-based lubricant that is free of additives is Slippery Stuff.

Pelvic floor disorders (PFD) impact one in three women. However—the good news—PFDs are not considered a normal part of aging and can be treated successfully with the help of a specialist. Pelvic Floor Dialogues, a new service of the PFD Alliance, updates you on the latest pelvic floor research and connects you to valuable resources.

AMS has launched a new patient website Pelvic Health Source for female’s who are investigating options for different Women’s Health solutions.

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Incontinence

See National Association for Continence to answer some questions about what you might be experiencing.

Medtronic Interstim may be a treatment option for Overactive Bladder.

Concerned about your Stress Urinary Incontinence and thinking about a Sling Procedure? Please Review the Latest FDA information about Mesh.

**Most important, We are willing to examine any of my patients who have had mesh implantation for urethral sling to treat stress urinary incontinence, or implantation of mesh to support fallen bladder or rectum, also called anterior and posterior repair. We will gladly see you at no charge, just tell the receptionist when you call why you wish to be seen.
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**What is a PA?

Oklahoma Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.

Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. Thus explains the “PA-C” in the title. To maintain a national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a comprehensive recertification exam every six years. Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure in Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline for Quitting Smoking

ConsumerMedSafety.org

Epocrates.com

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Patient Rating Links:

RateMDs.com

Vitals.com

Angie’s List

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