In these unprecedented, difficult times, please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family from the Covid-19 virus. A great resource is the dedicated COVID-19 page, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); it provides the most up-to-date information on the overall situation, steps to prevent illness, symptoms, common questions, and information for specific audiences. Although the COVID-19 health pandemic is constantly on all our minds, the Urology Group of Princeton urges you to keep up with routine urology needs, not let your medications expire, and not let urologic issues or symptoms worsen. The Urology Group is open and available, using a telemedicine approach, to assist you with routine urology needs and respond to any questions or concerns you have. We will resume routine surgeries as soon as it is feasible and safe. To arrange a virtual health visit, please call the Urology Group at 609.924.6487. Please stay healthy and stay safe!
We first want to thank you for entrusting the Urology Group of Princeton with your care. Now, more than ever, it is clear just how important trust is between patients and their doctors; we greatly appreciate the confidence you have placed us. We encourage you to call the office if you have any questions or concerns; as always, we are here to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being, in lieu of in-person appointments, we are leveraging Google Meet to conduct virtual face-to-face visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual visit is similar to an office visit but is done using your smartphone, computer, or tablet. Using Google Meet, we can talk about your symptoms, review test results, discuss treatment plans or medications, and answer questions about your health and care. To arrange a virtual visit, please call the Urology Group at 609.924.6487. These are trying times for sure but together we will get through it. Rest assured that you and your health remain our primary concern; we are working diligently to ensure there are no gaps in your care while also working to ensure the health and safety of all our patients and staff. Thank you for your flexibility and, once again, for entrusting your care to the Urology Group of Princeton.
March is National Kidney Month, a time when communities across the country raise awareness about kidney disease. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), this year’s focus is the link between high blood pressure and kidney disease. If you have high blood pressure, you’re at risk for chronic kidney disease, a serious condition that can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and death. The good news is that you can help protect your kidneys by managing high blood pressure with these 6 healthy lifestyle habits. Take medications as prescribed. Your doctor may prescribe blood pressure-lowering medications that are effective in slowing the development of kidney disease. Aim for a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight can improve blood pressure readings. Select healthier food and beverage options. Focus on fruits and vegetables, lean meat, whole grains, and other heart-healthy foods. Try to quit smoking. If you smoke, take steps to quit. Get enough sleep. Aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Manage stress and make physical activity part of your routine. Consider healthy stress-reducing activities and get at least 30 minutes or more of physical activity each day. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Urology Group of Princeton, at 609.924.6487, to schedule an appointment.