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University of Michigan Health System to offer specialty urology care in Flint

Doctors will see those with urinary and prostate conditions at Hamilton Community Health Network

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Health System will provide expert, specialty-level urological consultations and care to patients in Flint beginning Jan. 28.

Services will be provided for Flint-area patients in a new clinic within the Hamilton Community Health Network, 2900 N. Saginaw St.

Initially, the clinic will operate on the fourth Wednesday of every month — during which faculty-physicians from the U-M Department of Urology will see patients for specialized advice and care related to urologic conditions, including:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Fistula
  • Genitourinary Injuries
  • Hematuria
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • PSA
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Stones

John Stoffel, M.D., an associate professor of urology who is fellowship-trained in neuro-oncology, urinary incontinence and reconstructive surgery, and John Wei, M.D., professor of urology, will alternate seeing patients at the new clinic.

“We’re very excited to be a partner in this new endeavor,” says Wei, a surgeon and researcher whose clinical interests include treatment of the enlarged prostate and early detection of prostate cancer.

“By locating our new clinic within HCHN, we look forward to being able to provide Flint-area patients, and local health care providers, with a more convenient way to access University of Michigan’s network of resources related to understanding, treating — and curing urologic conditions,” Wei say.

The U-M Department of Urology is consistently recognized as one of the top urology programs in the nation, and joins the nationally ranked U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center which leads a breast care clinic at Hamilton.

The University of Michigan Health System partners with other health systems and medical practices at more than 20 locations across Michigan to offer specialty outreach clinics on a regular basis. Michael Giacalone, Jr., M.D., HCHN’s chief medical officer, says he is delighted that U-M has decided to partner with his organization.

“I’m very pleased that the U-M Department of Urology has decided to locate their new clinic in our facility,” says Giacalone. “Now — in addition to the many other medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy services we already provide — we’ll also be able to connect patients who have complex urologic conditions with Michigan’s world-class experts who specialize in these areas.”

Formerly known as Hamilton Family Health Center, HCHN is part of a national network of primary care centers aimed at improving health services for inner city populations, and provides comprehensive care to patients regardless of ability to pay – including the management of chronic and acute conditions, health promotion and disease prevention.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call: (810) 406-4943.

 

 

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