FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
11/14/2014 8:24:06 PM
Palouse urologist to hold free prostate screening clinic at Gritman in December
Bryan D. Smith, MD, will provide a free prostate cancer screening clinic to the public from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Gritman Medical Center.
The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. with a half--hour slide presentation on prostate health and testing in the Gritman Conference Center. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, after lung cancer, and the American Cancer Society estimates about 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer in 2014. Men over 50 should consider getting a prostate exam at least every few years.
Those attending the clinic may provide a blood sample, which will be tested for PSA, or Prostate Specific Antigen, a common indicator of potential prostate cancer. Afterward, attendees may choose to receive a physical exam to check for possible prostate tumors. People may drop in anytime until the clinic closes at noon. Gritman’s laboratory will test the blood samples and Dr. Smith will report the findings to patients within a few weeks.
Dr. Smith practices out of Palouse Urology and can provide services at Gritman Medical Center, Pullman Regional Hospital and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Smith also treats kidney stones, prostate issues, cancer, incontinence, prolapse, pediatric urology and more.
Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Walla Walla University and his doctor of medicine degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He served a general surgery internship at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center and completed his residency in urology at Loma Linda. He previously worked at Urology Associates of Northern California, Providence Medical Group and The Vancouver Clinic.