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Arkansas Urology is the largest urology practice in Arkansas and continues to offer the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to patients with a variety of urological conditions.

Men's Health

Arkansas Urology has opened the first Arkansas Urology Men’s Health Center to provide testosterone therapy and an expanded comprehensive Men’s Health service offering. It is located at 801 S Bowman Rd #4 in Little Rock. Call 501-246-3423 for more information.

As many of you know, Arkansas Urology helped pioneer the concept of informed and innovative delivery of testosterone therapy in Arkansas. We are committed to an expanded suite of comprehensive programs focused on men’s health issues, such as voiding dysfunction, enlarged prostates, sexual health and genitourinary cancers such as kidney, prostate, testicular and bladder cancer. It's more than just low T. 

Schedule an appointment for a FREE 10-point check-up.


Men's Health 10 Point Checklist:

Arkansas Urology encourages all men to tick off the boxes in the 10-point checklist, beginning with the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test.

1) PSA — Men’s blood contains a protein produced exclusively by the prostate, and the PSA test produces an antigen count. Elevated PSA levels can be seen with prostate inflammation, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or cancer. Prostate cancer is the single most common diagnosis for men across all types of cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men who don’t smoke.

2) Total Testosterone Test — This test measures testosterone levels in the blood. American Urological Association guidelines set the normal range of male testosterone at 300 to 1,000 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL). Low levels may cause men to experience fatigue, weight gain, hair loss and sexual problems.

3) Urinalysis — A urinalysis is a test of your urine and can detect a wide variety of disorders such as diabetes, kidney disease and urinary tract infections.

4) Complete Blood Count (CBC) — A complete blood count test is used to evaluate overall health and detect a variety of disorders such as infections and anemia. It measures your white and red blood cell counts, hemoglobin, platelets and more.

5) Hemoglobin A1C (blood sugar) — Diabetics and adults diagnosed pre-diabetic must monitor their fasting blood sugar. The A1C test reports your average level of blood sugar over the last two to three months and evaluates glucose in your blood. Specifically, A1C measures what percentage of your hemoglobin, an oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, is glycated (coated with sugar).

6) TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) — The TSH blood test measures levels of the hormone produced by your thyroid and whether the gland is overactive or underactive.

7) Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) — Like A1C, this panel is a series of blood tests that measure your sugar (glucose) level, as well as electrolyte and fluid balance, and kidney and liver functioning. It is designed to give a multi-system baseline to assess metabolism — how your body is expending energy.

8) Sexual Health Inventory — This scale is used for screening and diagnosis of erectile dysfunction.

9) International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) — This questionnaire was developed to screen for and measure the severity of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

10) Berlin Score (or Questionnaire) — The Berlin Questionnaire is a simple survey meant to help doctors identify patients’ potential sleep problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea.

At Arkansas Urology, we help patients tick more than one box in a single visit. We also sit down with patients and counsel them about the opportunities along their continuum of care moving forward. Together, we work to share the burden of care at the same time as we nurture patients’ self-determination following a clean bill of health.
 

 

For Patients

Arkansas Urology Men’s Health Clinic is dedicated to providing men with the highest quality of care and access to innovative men’s health treatments beyond hormone therapy. We recognize there have been several changes with your care recently, but rest assured that Arkansas Urology, the largest, most advanced, and most experienced urology practice in the state has been providing comprehensive, quality care to our patients for over twenty years. We are constantly looking at ways to enhance our patients’ overall experience, and for that reason, we are expanding our treatment options and will be making changes to improve your wait time. While we will continue to offer walk-in services, those patients who schedule a specific time will be given first priority. Please consider a scheduled time for your next appointment. Arkansas Urology Men’s Health Clinic is expanding its services to offer comprehensive care options for men, including:

Weekly Treatment Options – We now offer more locations to treat your men’s health needs. We will no longer offer drop-ship options, however, we do have conveniently located clinics across the state where patients can receive state-of-the-art treatment. Patients may continue to visit our clinic on Bowman Road in Little Rock or make an appointment at Arkansas Urology’s Little Rock and North Little Rock locations or select satellite clinics in Benton and Conway. Other locations will be available soon. Please visit arkansasurology.com/locations-maps.

• Pellet Therapy – Pellet Therapy is a simple in-clinic testosterone therapy procedure. The treatment usually lasts up to five to six months and can prevent you from coming in weekly for your injections.

• At-Home Therapy – To help aid in lower patient wait times, the Clinic will now offer At-Home Therapy options for patients who have been established patients for at least 12-weeks. At-Home Therapy patients will receive an 11-week prescription and will be required to visit the clinic every three months for a follow-up and labs.

Existing and future patients can visit the Arkansas Urology Men’s Health Clinic with confidence to receive verified, medically necessary and professionally supervised therapies from the state’s leader in Men’s Health. Our Bowman Road location operating hours will remain the same – Tuesday and Thursday 8a-6p and Wednesday and Friday 7a-5p.

As the state’s leader in Men’s Health, we are confident that we will meet or exceed your expectations. We hope you will consider referring us to your friends and family. We look forward to serving you.

 

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FAQ

Q: I’m an Epoch Vitality patient. Will I be able to continue my testosterone therapy treatment?
A: We will evaluate all Epoch patients to ensure we prescribe the best plan of care possible. After an initial assessment, patients will be provided a testosterone therapy treatment plan. Arkansas Urology helped pioneer the concept of informed and innovative delivery of testosterone therapy and other men’s health services in Central Arkansas. Existing and future patients can visit Arkansas Urology with confidence to receive verified, medically necessary and professionally supervised therapies from the state’s leader in Men’s Health.

Q: When will Epoch patients transition to Arkansas Urology care?
A: Effective June 4, the quality care you’ve been experiencing at Epoch Men’s Health/Epoch Vitality will transition to being provided by Arkansas Urology, the state’s largest, most advanced and most experienced Urology practice

Q: Will I still be able to see the same provider?
A: Yes, Toronsa Simpson MSN, FNP-C, Julie Mullinax, GNP-BC, AGNP-BC, Micheal Testa MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC and Tess Smith, MNC, AG-ACNP-BC, RD, LD, will all still see patients. Dr. Richard D’Anna will begin seeing new patients one week a month.

Q: Will my insurance still be accepted?
A: Yes, if you are under a payment plan, that will be honored, however your payment responsibility is still determined by your insurance coverage.

Q: Will I now need a referral to see an Arkansas Urology provider at the new Men’s Health Center?
A: Arkansas Urology will verify with your insurance whether a referral is required for your visit.

Q: Can I still pay cash for my treatments?
A: Yes, we will verify with your insurance and determine the appropriate payment options.

Q: How do I schedule my next appointment?
A: To make an appointment or for any other assistance, please call 501-246-3423. You can still schedule an appointment online via Next Patient. We encourage you to make an appointment online, so that we can serve you as quickly as you have been accustomed to.

Q: Will the hours of operation remain the same?
A: Yes, our hours are still Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


 

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