Our team include 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
You Should Know….
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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.