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A Note of Appreciation for Our Patients, Staff, and Community

November 21, 2023 | By: Gary Kirsh, M.D., President

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

This statement by Albert Einstein reminds us not to take life’s gifts for granted. At The Urology Group, these gifts include the everyday achievements of our staff and patients, and the families who support them.

Good health can be taken for granted, after all. We might not to appreciate how precious it is until something goes wrong. Then we seek care, and a new sense of gratitude emerges.

That sense is felt equally by patients and physicians, because we’re both awed by the miracles that make recovery possible. During this season of thanks giving, we’re sharing what we’re grateful for as a community. 

Looking Back With Gratitude 

This year marks our 27th as the premiere group of urologists in Greater Cincinnati. Following are some of the stepping stones that brought us to where we are now, and will carry us forward. 

Thankful for breakthrough treatments. 

The American Cancer Society has reported a rise in prostate cancer incidence, due in part to a decline in prostate-specific antigen screenings. This meant more men have been diagnosed with later-stage prostate cancer in recent years. Thousands of these men have sought treatment at our Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic. We’re grateful for the innovations here, including advanced immunotherapies, drug therapies, radiation infusion therapies, and clinical trials, as well as the treatments we offer for earlier-stage prostate cancers, such as robotic surgery and CyberKnife radiation therapy. Though the increase in cases is disappointing, the unwavering commitment of our doctors and researchers gives us hope. 

Thankful for research volunteers. 

Speaking of researchers, The Urology Group continually participates in medical research and clinical trials to test promising treatments. But we can’t do it alone. We rely on pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies to develop these treatment innovations, and then we need patient volunteers to test these developments. Thank you, willing patients, for contributing to improved recovery rates for future patients. 

Thankful for privilege to honor. 

In March, The Urology Group hosted a tribute to U.S. war veterans by honoring Vietnam War veterans on the 50th anniversary of our soldiers leaving Vietnam. Nearly 2,000 people – war veterans, as well as family and friends – attended this amazing event at the Cintas Center. We’re grateful for their service and wanted to give them a long-overdue welcome home. We want to thank our partner sponsors, including Richard Wolf Medical Instruments, GE Aerospace, Xavier University Veteran and Military Family Center, and many others – as well as volunteers – who made the event honorable and memorable. Watch a recap of the event here.

Thankful for our employee culture. 

In June, the Cincinnati Enquirer again named The Urology Group among its Top Workplaces in Greater Cincinnati – an honor we have received repeatedly since 2014. The best part of this recognition is that we were selected by our own employees, who filled out 24-question surveys by the publication. We simply would not exist without our hard working and dedicated staff. They have been through a lot over the past three years, and we are beyond grateful for them. 

Thankful for our expanding team.

This year we welcomed several new physicians:

  • Gregory Broughton, M.D., whose specialties include men’s sexual health, overactive bladder, urologic cancers, and robotic surgery. He practices in our Fairfield and Middletown offices.
  • Anne Scott, M.D., also in our Fairfield and Middletown offices, specializes in female urology, prolapse, male and female incontinence, and kidney stones. 
  • Christian Dewan, M.D. treats kidney stones and cancer, prostate conditions, and men’s sexual health from our Crestview Hills, KY, and Lawrenceburg, IN, offices.

They join the ranks of more than 35 other urologists who, together with our team of advanced care providers, nurses, and staff, care for our patients every single day. 

Wishing you and yours a warm and grateful holiday season.

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