PROSTATE CANCER COACHING
are you asking yourself: now what?
I have been a Board-Certified Urologist in Charleston, SC for 17 years. The majority of my urologic surgery practice has focused on prostate and other urologic cancers. I was the first urologist in the region to perform a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy & have subsequently performed hundreds of them.
My experience with diagnosis and treatment of thousands of patients with prostate cancer has taught me a variety of things:
As a doctor who has been in the traditional healthcare field for two decades, I can say without hesitation
that two forces exist that are in opposition to one another:
1) The treatment paradigms for prostate cancer are evolving rapidly and it is very difficult for patients to digest the massive amount of available information that is out there.
2) Doctors are being asked to see increasingly higher volumes of patients, while also being asked to do more non-clinical, time-consuming tasks. As a result, it is not easy to find the time to appropriately “coach” patients through this process. Doctors generally want to help, but medicine is changing and it is becoming more and more difficult to give every patient the attention he desires and deserves.
This was my inspiration for Dr. Kubinski CaP Coach. When it comes to prostate cancer, I’ve come to realize that really listening to the patient, understanding what is most important to him, exercising patience and empathy, and creating realistic expectations are critical for good outcomes. Prostate cancer patients need support.
If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and would like to discuss it in a non-pressured, open and understanding atmosphere, I will make time for you at any point in your journey.
- If you were recently diagnosed & want prompt guidance & discussion regarding your cancer diagnosis
- If you want a second opinion
- If you’ve been treated & have experienced a recurrence
- If you are struggling with recovery from treatment or dealing with difficult side effects of
In medicine there is a saying “if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail” which suggests that surgeons may reflexively suggest surgery, while radiation oncologists may preferentially suggest radiation. It is important to understand that no doctor should ever give you the hard sell on their particular approach. Fortunately, the good ones don’t.
Furthermore, because I will not be treating your cancer, I will have no biases. I will help you decide what is best for YOU. I will promptly review all of your records, your history, your pathology & radiology reports. We can then have a virtual (video chat) meeting and take as long as you need to make you feel more supported, informed, and comfortable with your options.
*Prostate cancer coaching is currently offered to patients throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
This was my first visit to Dr. Kubinski, as I have transferred my urological follow up of prostate cancer to his office when we moved permanently to Mt. Pleasant from Pennsylvania. I was very pleased with his review of my records, his professionalism, and the program established for future follow up. His office staff was excellent. I am most happy to have established a professional relationship with Dr. Kubinski.
Dr Kubinski is a great doctor. He is a true professional and highly skilled in his speciality. Rather than simply telling me what I needed to do to treat my prostate cancer he gave me homework and a 600 page book to read. After he helped me become knowledgeable, we had an intelligent conversation about the options and pros and cons. I very much liked his approach.
He is so encouraging and maintains a caring and positive attitude,
I am very pleased with my surgical results and have nothing but positive comments about Dr K.
Dr Kubiniski is very knowledgeable about prostate cancer. He is very specific and spends the right amount of time explaining all scenarios. I would recommend Dr Kubinski at all costs.
Dr, Kubinski’s advice and prostate operation has changed my life. Instead of having to self-catheterize many times each day, I am now almost back to normal urination and without paid. His predictions about recovery time and how to minimize pain were accurate.
I am very grateful to him…
The best physician that I have been associated with in my 81 years. He saved my life when I had cancer.
Where do I start? I cannot say enough fabulous things about Dr. Kubinski. He made me feel so at ease during this entire ordeal. From the first diagnosis, to the final surgery, all went according to plan. A true master in his field. Again, sincere heartfelt thanks.