Advanced Urology Institute Names Scott B. Sellinger, MD as AUI President


October 30, 2020

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Michael S. Grable, MD will step down at the end of 2020

OXFORD, FL, October 30, 2020 — Advanced Urology Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Scott B. Sellinger will become president in 2021.

He brings a wealth of experience and accomplishments to the position. Raised in upstate New York, Dr. Sellinger graduated from Syracuse University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. After moving to Gainesville, he attended the University of Florida School of Medicine and graduated with honors in 1986.He completed his surgical internship and urological residency at UF. In 1987, he was named as Surgical Intern of the Year and in 1989 received the prestigious Harris Award for the outstanding urology resident.

He replaces Dr. Michael S. Grable, who is transitioning out of his role at the end of 2020 to spend more time away from the practice. Dr. Grable became president of Advanced Urology Institute in 2013 during the formative stages of the practice. His vision and leadership skills helped transform AUI into the successfully and highly respected practice it is today.

The AUI board of directors unanimously voted Dr. Sellinger as his replacement.

“It is my honor and privilege to serve as your next AUI president effective January 1, 2021,” says Dr. Sellinger. “Please help me thank Dr. Mike Grable for his six plus years of service as president of our organization. Under his strong guidance and leadership, AUI has become one of the largest independent urology groups in the country. I look forward to many more years of growth and prosperity, and most importantly, standing tall on our commitment to world-class, patient-centered care.”

Dr. Sellinger was president of Capital Medical Society in 2003 and served as president of the Florida Urological Society in 2005. He is past president of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association and is immediate past president of the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU). In addition, he has served on the board of directors for the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUPGA) for the past six years. Dr. Sellinger has developed a special interest in risk management and prevention of medical errors and has lectured extensively on these subject matters during the past several years.

“Dr. Grable has kept our AUI organization consistently focused on our AUI mission of patient-centered care throughout his presidency, which has been the linchpin of our success,” says AUI CEO Richard Wooten. “I am certain that Dr. Sellinger will continue to guide our AUI organization to greater heights. We welcome Dr. Sellinger as our second AUI president.”

About Advanced Urology Institute:
Headquartered in Oxford, FL, Advanced Urology Institute (AUI) is a professional corporation of medical doctors (M.D.’s) who are board-certified and qualified in the surgical sub-specialty of urology. In addition to Oxford, AUI specialists are located throughout Florida in Ocala, Panama City, Tallahassee, Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Fort Meyers, and Naples. AUI was founded in 2014 as a single-specialty, physician led organization to respond more efficiently and effectively to the ever-mounting changes in healthcare and government regulations. This allows AUI to provide and dedicate the highest level in patient-centered care with over 600 providers, clinical and front office staff. Learn more at

Becoming a Physician Assistant – Chelsie Ferrell, PA-C

A successful medical team has several positions. One of these positions is the physician assistant. Also referred to as a PA, a physician assistant is a trained medical professional whose education takes less time to complete than a doctor’s. Chelsie Ferrell, PA remembers the first time she shadowed another physician assistant and decided it was the career for her. According to Chelsie, “I met a really great PA and loved her job, and I fell in love with the profession.” After becoming a PA, her career path led her to urology.

Urology is a specialized medical field that focuses primarily on the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive system. Because of how many different organs are involved in the urinary system, urology covers a wide range of medical issues for both men and women.

Chelsie Ferrell, PA of DeLand, FLOne reason men see a urologist is to check for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects men. As they age and their likelihood of developing the disease increases, regular prostate cancer screenings by a urologist become increasingly important. If cancer is found, the urologist will discuss treatment options with the patient. Some non-aggressive cases can be treated simply by monitoring the cancer. Others cases may need to be treated with surgery or radiation therapy.

For women, urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common reason to see a urologist. UTIs are infections that flare up in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder or urethra. Symptoms can vary between patients, with the most common symptoms being intense pain, frequent need for urination, nausea and vomiting. Although easily treated with antibiotics, UTIs are known to be a recurring problem for some women.

Physician Assistants are important urology team members who help doctors and patients as they work together to achieve the best possible outcome in medical care. They have the satisfaction of knowing that the work they do can make a positive change in a patient’s life. Their work can even be life-saving when it results in the early detection of prostate cancer. The Advance Urology Institute relies on committed staff members like Chelsie Ferrell, PA to provide quality patient care.

Different Treatment Options for Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are hard deposits of salts and minerals that form in the kidneys. They are a common and sometimes acutely painful occurrance that affects both men and women. Sometimes these stones can pass from the kidneys and become lodged in the tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder, called ureters. When this happens, kidney stones can become a big problem, causing painful symptoms that may require medical treatment.

Dr. Samuel Lawindy of Daytona Beach, FLAcute kidney stone symptoms include pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. When a patient experiencing an acute kidney stone episode sees their urologist, the first thing the urologist will do is insert a stint into the urethra. This will open it up and take pressure off the kidney, easing any pain that is present. With the pain subdued, the urologist can move on to assessing the kidney stone’s size and location in order to decide the best treatment option.

One of the best and newest treatment options is shock wave lithotripsy. For this treatment, shock waves are used to break the stone, or stones, into small sand-like particles. These much smaller particles are easier for the patient to pass naturally through their urine. Lithotripsy is a non-invasive and relatively pain free treatment option that is generally well tolerated by the patient.

Ureteroscopy is a slightly more invasive option for kidney stones. General anesthesia is used for this procedure in which a urologist uses a long tool inserted into the urethra to find and remove the kidney stone. In cases of larger stones, a laser is used to break up the stone so it can be scooped out with the tool. With this procedure, the urologist can see the stones as they are removed. Since this is a more invasive option than the shock wave lithotripsy, there is a slightly longer recovery time.

For the largest stones that sit inside the kidney, urologists may need to remove them through the patient’s back. Although still minimally invasive, it is the most invasive option listed here. The urologist will enter the kidney through the back and then either break the stone up or pull the whole thing out through the incision. Recovery for this procedure usually involves an overnight stay at the hospital and some mild pain that can be helped with pain medication.

Patients experiencing the pain and discomfort of kidney stones should be reassured that there are several established procedures for removing the stones. Dr. Samuel Lawindy of the Advance Urology Institute knows the importance of finding the right kidney stone treatment for each patient. For more information about kidney stones, visit the Advanced Urology Institute website.