Richard G. Harris, MD, led a panel discussion on “Challenges of Managing Androgen Deprivation Therapy Patients During COVID-19” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in July, 2020.
How to cite: Harris, Richard G. Langford, Timothy D. Saltzstein, Daniel R. Crawford, E. David. “Panel Discussion on Challenges of Managing Androgen Deprivation Therapy Patients During COVID-19” July, 2020. Accessed Aug 2022. https://grandroundsinurology.com/panel-discussion-on-challenges-of-managing-androgen-deprivation-therapy-patients-during-covid-19/
Panel Discussion on Challenges of Managing Androgen Deprivation Therapy Patients During COVID-19 – Summary:
Richard Harris, MD, President of LUGPA and CEO of UroPartners, moderates a discussion between Daniel R. Saltzstein, MD, from Urology San Antonio, and Timothy D. Langford, MD, from Arkansas Urology, about modifications to their ADT treatment regimens during COVID-19. Dr. Saltzstein discusses a typical case in his practice: men with high-risk, de novo prostate cancer that he does not plan on keeping on a lifetime course of ADT. In this case, he pairs ADT with IMRT in a 6-month depot formulation of an agonist to avoid frequent visits to the office. Dr. Langford’s practice is following a similar approach, switching from 3-month injections to 6 months. They also discuss telehealth solutions for minimizing patient visits, such as follow-ups for blood draws, PSA results, and prostatectomies, and further concur that CMS needs to move more quickly to make telehealth more accessible for physicians and patients.
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