The Medical Practice That Never Closed
Yvette Manard, MPH
I was interested in learning how medical practices conducted business as usual during the pandemic and the lockdown period. I spoke with Dr. Robert Pugach, Medical Director of Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center in Los Alamitos to learn how he and his professional staff were able to take care of patients during this difficult time. Read Full Article

Are Online Diagnostic Tests for Urinary Tract Infections Accurate?
One of the aftermaths of the COVID-19 pandemic is the increased use of Telehealth Medicine. At Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center and Western States HIFU, that is nothing new. Read Full Article

Meet Dr. Robert Pugach
One of the Nation’s Most Respected Urologists
Given the choice, what patient wouldn’t prefer to seek the services of a physician who has been consistently at the forefront of new and innovative treatments within his field of expertise for almost three decades. Read Full Article

Minimally Invasive Urology…The Gold Standard
At Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, minimally invasive procedures are at the heart of our practice. Since 1998, Dr. Pugach has dedicated his practice to utilizing advanced “minimally invasive” techniques to treat a wide range of urological conditions such as prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), bladder control disorders, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, to name just a few. Read Full Article

Finding Your Life’s Work…Meet Evans Tran, PA
It’s not every day that you meet a young woman as remarkable as Evans Tran. Evans is a Physician Assistant working in a busy urology practice. This article is not just about her skill and the caring and compassionate manner with which she treats patients, but a story of her incredible determination to rise above adversity and fulfill her dreams. Read Full Article

Beware of Online Pharmacies
I’m often asked by my patients if they can purchase their medications from online pharmacies. I always respond with a resounding NO! My advice is supported by a recent FDA report warning consumers about the dangers of buying medications from the more than 40,000 online pharmacies. The report estimates 70% of online pharmacies may be illegal and sell drugs of questionable quality and purity. Read Full Article

The doctor will see you now…virtually!
Yvette M. Manard, MPH
Dr. Robert Pugach now offers online consultations
Dr. Robert Pugach, MD, Medical Director of Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, and co-founder of VasectomyDocs.com, continues to be on the forefront of advances in medical care and he is now offering virtual consults for vasectomy and vasectomy reversal patients. Patients can have a one-on-one online interaction without the need to take significant time away from their daily routine. Read Full Article