Four years ago, Kenny Church was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had just lost his job, had no insurance and couldn’t afford the needed treatment to save his life. His whole world was crumbling. He was scared, felt hopeless and didn’t know what to do.
After the diagnosis, Mr. Church discovered that his neighbor worked for Dr. Michael C. Solomon, a local urologist. He told his neighbor about his prostate cancer. He also explained he was unemployed and had no insurance. The neighbor talked to Dr. Solomon who agreed to meet with Mr. Church.
Dr. Solomon performed a complete exam and ran several tests. He discovered that the PSA level was increasing and the cancer was growing. He knew something had to be done immediately – with or without insurance. Mr. Church started receiving injections and began hormone therapy replacement, which was supposed to reduce the PSA levels. It was not effective.
Dr. Solomon made arrangements with his team at the Blue Water Surgery Center to accept Mr. Church as a patient. They scheduled surgery where Dr. Solomon performed a procedure called seeding. Seeding occurs when you insert radiation pellets directly into the prostate to offset the cancer. This procedure worked and Mr. Church’s PSA levels dropped to .4.
“I don’t know if I would be here today, if it were not for Dr. Solomon and his team,” said Church. “He knew I was out of work and didn’t have insurance, but he treated me as though I did. He saved my life. I’m eternally grateful for everything they did.”
“There were several unique factors involving Mr. Church,” stated Dr. Solomon. “He was seeing a doctor, was diagnosed by that doctor, but because he did not have insurance was turned away. He needed immediate help, so we stepped in and did what we needed to do.”
Dr. Solomon, M.D., P.A., F.A.C.S. provides comprehensive treatments for a wide range of urologic conditions. His practice is dedicated to improving the Urologic symptoms that affect his patients by offering the most current diagnostic and therapeutic alternatives available. He strives to keep up to date with the latest state of the art technological advances to provide each patient with the safest and most comprehensive care available.
Dr. Solomon is a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Urology Association and American Association of Clinical Urologists. Locally he is a proud supporter of Make a Wish, PATCHES and the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Dr. Solomon’s office part of the Lake Whitney Medical Park which is located in St. Lucie West. There you will find the newest and most effective treatments for Benign Enlargement of the Prostate, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Bladder and Renal Cancer, Kidney Stones and Vasectomy Procedures.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Solomon at (772) 468-0042 or visit online at solomonurology.com.