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Our team includes Dr. Paul Tonkin and Andrea Yancey, PA-C. Because urological issues can be hard to discuss, we want you to know that your privacy will always be respected. And, you will always receive high-quality, personal care from us.

Dr. Tonkin’s practice encompasses a full spectrum of medical and surgical care, treating: 

  • Kidney stones
  • Problems with urination and incontinence (male and female)
  • Low testosterone and sexual dysfunction
  • Enlarged prostate and urinary retention
  • Bladder and prostate cancer

and performing:

  • Vasectomies

You Should Know….

Kidney Stones
  • The most common symptom of a kidney stone is pain.
  • Untreated stones that block the kidney can result in permanent kidney damage.
  • Kidney stones combined with a urinary infection have the potential to be fatal.
  • The most common cause of kidney stones is dehydration.
  • Once you’ve had one kidney stone, your risk of developing another stone increases. There is a 50% increase in the incidence of kidney stones in the 5 years following your first stone.
  • To prevent kidney stones, it is important to drink enough water to keep the urine clear, not yellow. It is also a good idea to reduce salt intake and maintain a normal body weight.
Enlarged Prostate
  • An enlarged prostate is a benign condition and is very common in older men. It often becomes symptomatic and reduces quality of life.
  • There are numerous effective treatments ranging from medications to minor outpatient procedures.
  • If left untreated, an enlarged and obstructing prostate can lead to recurrent bladder infections, bladder stones, permanent urinary retention requiring a catheter, and even kidney failure.
  • Passing blood in the urine is NEVER normal.
Prostate Cancer
  • 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
  • Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States.
  • If detected early, most prostate cancers are not fatal.
  • Genetic testing is now available to help monitor prostate cancer patients more safely without subjecting patients to definitive treatment such as surgery or radiation.
Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence affects about 25% of Americans, but it is rarely talked about.
  • 80% of people affected by urinary incontinence can be cured.
  • Common treatments include medication, injection treatments to the bladder, and outpatient procedures such as a urethral sling or artificial urinary sphincter.
Low Testosterone & Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low testosterone can be associated with fatigue, low energy, lack of motivation, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, irritability and depression.
  • Numerous successful treatment options exist including medications, injection therapy, vacuum-device, and penile prosthesis.

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