Urology is a great field. I have the opportunity to work with both men and women, adults and children. I strive to provide timely, compassionate urological care to all of my patients. I believe that urologists should explain their patient’s condition and all available treatment options. I believe in practicing evidence-based, guideline driven medicine leaving experimental clinical trials to others.
My clinical interests:
I am proud to be board certified in both adult and pediatric urology. My personal practice encompasses a wide range of conditions ranging from in office no scalpel vasectomies to major robotic surgery. Clinical trials play a vital role in advancing our understanding of medicine but I do not currently participate in any.
- No scalpel vasectomies
- Robotic and laparoscopic surgery for both malignant and non-malignant reasons
- The complete range of treatment options for kidney stones from shockwave lithotripsy to ureteroscopy to percutaneous stone surgery.
- Medical and minimally invasive surgical options for an enlarged prostate
- Treatment of Low Testosterone
- Treatment of painful intercourse in post-menopausal patients
- Both medical and surgical treatment of urinary urgency, frequency and leakage
- And much more
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call my office in Colorado Springs at 719 531-7007 and ask for an appointment with me.
I also see patients at a clinic in Alamosa, Colorado. If that is more convenient for you, please call the Stuart Avenue Clinic at 719-589-8082 to make an appointment.
My professional interests:
In additional to practicing medicine, I write for the Urology Times. The Urology Times is the most widely read publication discussing both the practice and the business of Urology. Additionally, I believe strongly that medicine should be practiced in an evidence-based and guideline driven manner whenever possible. To help ensure that the next generation of urologists understands the importance of these principles and are well prepared to join clinical practice after residency, I work for the American Urological Association as a faculty member on their Oral Boards Review Course. This intense two day course is held every year in Dallas, Texas and helps to ensure that urological residents are prepared for their board certification process.
Why “Five Roses Urology”?
Probably the most common question I am asked is why did you name your website Five Roses Urology? It was simple, I am a happily married man with four beautiful daughters. That makes me the thorn among five roses. I love urology and I feel honored to practice medicine but my family is always my number one priority and so it seemed obvious to me that I should name my personal website after my family.
My journey to medicine:
I come from a long line of doctors; my grandfather was a surgeon as was my father. Many members of my extended family work in healthcare. When I left college, though, I chose not to enter medicine and instead joined the United States Navy where I served as an officer onboard the USS PITTSBURGH (SSN 720) a fast attack submarine based out of New London, Conn. While onboard the USS PITTSBURGH I completed a tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I consider my faith and my time in the military as the two pillars on which I am built and I chose Colorado Springs as a location to practice because I believe that this town reflects those beliefs.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, I attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then completed my urological residency at the University of Iowa.
My family and I enjoy hiking in the mountains and exploring our beautiful state!