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FALL PREVENTION TIP…CHECK YOUR BLADDER CONTROL MEDICATIONS!

Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every second of every day an older American suffers a significant injury or fatality due to falling? Additionally, OSHA cites incidents involving slips, trips and falls for causing 15% of all accidental deaths in the workplace, second only to motor vehicle […]

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Evans Tran, PA Reflects on Her 4th Annual Medical Mission – January 21-25, 2019 in Candon Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Evans Tran, Physician Assistant at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center and Western States HIFU embarked on her fourth consecutive medical/surgical mission to the Philippines. “I can’t thank Dr. Pugach enough for sponsoring my trip,” says Evans. “With his generous financial support, and donation of time and materials, I can once again use my surgical expertise, […]

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Evans Tran, PA Participates in her 4rd Annual Medical Mission January 21-25, 2019 in Boyambong, Philippines

Evans Tran, Physician Assistant at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, is excited to be participating in her 4th annual medical mission to Boyambong in the Philippines.  Sponsored by the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California missionary group, Evans will assist a diverse group of medical volunteers.  Evans will provide much needed primary medical care and […]

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Bladder Control Center of Excellence… The Next Generation!

One of the nice things about the medical field is that we never stop learning.  Continuing education is something that every healthcare professional must commit to in order to stay current as healthcare delivery evolves and improves.  Another nice thing is the openness that most healthcare professionals have when it comes to educating our peers.  […]

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Exciting Visit to the NeoTract Office to Learn More About Urolift®…Advanced Non-Surgical Treatment for BPH

I recently visited the NeoTract offices in Pleasanton, CA with some of my colleagues from across the country for advanced training to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia with the remarkable Urolift System. We not only shared best practices but I got to try my hand at assembling a Urolift device.  I can attest firsthand that it […]

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Update on Evans Tran, PA 3rd Annual Medical Mission in the Philippines

 Santa Barbara, Iloilo 4,496 patients served in 5 days!  Evans Tran, PA at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center,  returned from Santa Barbara, Iloilo in the Philippines after completing her 3rd annual medical mission with the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California* missionary group.  This dedicated and diverse group of medical personnel provided primary medical care and […]

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Evans Tran, PA participates in her 3rd Annual Medical Mission

Evans Tran, PA at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, is in Santa Barbara, Iloilo for her 3rd trip to volunteer with the Philippine Medical Society of Northern California* missionary group.  This diverse group of medical personnel will provide needed primary medical care and surgical services to residents of Santa Barbara, Iloilo in the Philippines.  The […]

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Two New Procedures For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

History of BPH Minimally Invasive Treatments and New Procedures It was 19 years ago that I brought minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) to Southern California.  I have closely followed the clinical trials in the U.S. and in Europe and enrolled several of my patients in the trials.  While the first and second […]

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