Dr. Martin Dineen

Martin K. Dineen is the 2014 recipient of the Thomas A. Dooley MD Award

Atlantic Urological Associates, a division of Advanced Urology Institute, is pleased to announce that Martin K. Dineen, MD, is the 2014 recipient of the Thomas A. Dooley, MD Award for his Humanitarian efforts serving the people of Haiti. This prestigious award was established in 1984 to honor University of Notre Dame alumni who have demonstrated personal courage, compassion, commitment and outstanding service to human kind.

Since 2006 Dr Dineen has traveled to Haiti up to four weeks each year donating his time and medical expertise. This missionary effort has been in conjunction with Notre Dame’s neglected tropical disease program founded by Father Tom Streit, CSC in 1992. Currently Dr Dineen serves as Director of the Surgical Morbidity Program for Notre Dame’s Haiti Project.

Filariasis, the center of the program, is caused by a mosquito borne parasite affecting nearly 120 million people in 80 countries. A disease of poverty as well as poor sanitation, the parasite injures the lymphatic drainage systems of the circulation resulting in massive swelling of the arms, legs, breasts and genitalia. Over the years Dr Dineen, leading a team of other physician and Haitian health care workers, has performed more than 1,000 genital (scrotal) reduction surgeries. According to Dr Dineen: “ In this environment the power to alleviate pain and suffering, taken so often for granted in our country, through surgery with rather primitive instruments – is truly humbling. We work in a place that most here at home cannot fathom, a place of rubble and refuse, the poorest country in our hemisphere, not only easing the physical pain of this morbidity, but eliminating the social stigma and the psychological devastation suffered by those so afflicted. “

Dr Dineen received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, his medical degree and residency training from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, and completed fellowship training in urologic oncology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York. He and his family moved to the Daytona area where he has been a member of the Halifax Hospital staff since 1987. Joining a group of urologists existing in Daytona since the 1950’s, Dr Dineen has been a managing partner since the early 1990’s and has helped to expand the practice to more than 40 partners not only in Daytona Beach, but across central Florida and the Panhandle as well. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member and past President of both the Florida Urological Society as well as the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. Currently he is President Elect of the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU). He has recently been appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of South Florida Medical School in Tampa and has held an Associate Professor of Urology title at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Gainesville, Florida for many years as well.

Dr. Regan

Too early to reject prostate screening test

We congratulate the U.S. Preventative Task Force on its recent recommendations in regards to prostate cancer screening in young healthy males. We recognize the Herculean task put before the members of the task force, and applaud them for bringing this controversial topic to the forefront of public discussion.

However, we are concerned that their recommendations to advise against routine screening may be misguided and misinterpreted. Their final conclusion was based on reviewing previous scientific trials – that even they admitted were fraught with contamination and potential biases. In their concluding sentences, they even mention that these studies had not reached maturity and that over the next decade as these studies are mature, they may give a clearer picture to the potential benefit of prostate cancer screening.

We are concerned that lost in his report is that approximately 32,000 American men will die of prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in death in American men. We are also concerned that this report did not sufficiently take into account what benefit prostate cancer screening and early detection may have on decreasing or preventing the debilitating effects of advanced or metastatic prostate cancer. In countries where little prostate cancer screening is done, half of the men diagnosed with prostate cancer die from their cancer. Since the introduction of Prostate Specific Antigen (P.S.A.), a blood test used for prostate cancer screening, the incidence of death from prostate cancer has declined with no other clear cause, and the task force did not address this fact.

We do agree with the task force that not all men need to be screened for prostate cancer, and that certain men with prostate cancer should be observed and not treated – initially or perhaps ever. We also agree with their unstated belief that we as a medical community, as a whole, need to continue to research and refine our diagnosis and treatments to improve the health outcomes of our patients and minimize any potential side effects to our treatments.

Eliminating prostate cancer screening will not eliminate the disease. The urologists at Atlantic Urological Associates feel strongly that if you are concerned or at risk for prostate cancer, you should consult your urologist to discuss whether prostate cancer screening is in your best interest.

Dr. Gable

Grable and Regan Elected to Top Offices for the Florida Urological Society

Atlantic Urological Associates announced today that two members of the practice, Michael S. Grable, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Terrence C. Regan, M.D. were elected President and President-Elect of the Florida Urological Society, at the 62nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This is a distinctive honor for both Dr. Grable and Dr. Regan.

The Florida Urological Society’s primary mission is to provide an educational, political, social and economic advisory forum, as well as a common voice for all urologists in the State of Florida. As President and President-Elect of the Florida Urological Society, Dr. Grable and Dr. Regan will assist with planning for the 2011 annual meeting.

Dr. Grable received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, and his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at the University of Florida School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Regan

Dr. Regan completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Notre Dame, and received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. He completed his residency training in Urology at Georgetown University. Dr. Regan is certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Southeaster Section of the American Urological Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Volusia County Medical Society.

Dr. Grable is the acting President/CEO of Atlantic Urological Associates, a 13 provider Urology group with offices located throughout Volusia, Flagler and St. John’s counties. The group specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of male and female urological conditions including, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and kidney stones. Atlantic Urological Associates’ commitment to leading edge urology and patient-centered care, builds on the groups’ reputation as the provider of premier Urologic care in East Central Florida.

Dr. Dineen

Dr. Dineen and Tom Sellers featured in Urology Times

Dr. Dineen and Tom Sellers, Director of AUA’s Male Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, were recently featured in Urology Times for their work on the use of Implant protocol to reduce penile shortening…click on the link below to read article…

Urology Times

Dr. Grable

Atlantic Urological Associates Receives National Recognition

Michael S. Grable, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Atlantic Urological Associates announced that Atlantic Urological Associates will be featured in the Medical Group Management Association’s new Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups 2007 Report. “This is a significant achievement for our practice to be recognized at the national level, and echoes our commitment to be the premier provider of Urologic care in Central Florida” Grable said.

This is the second consecutive year that Atlantic Urological Associates has received this honor, making it the only private medical practice in the Volusia-Flagler area, and one of the few medical practices in the state to achieve this honor.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the nation’s principal voice for medical group practices. Each year, MGMA compares the performance of medical groups based on profitability and cost management, productivity and capacity of staffing, accounts receivable and collections, and patient satisfaction. The MGMA report found that compared with “other” medical group practices, “better-performers” are more likely to:

  • Have already invested in Information Technology
  • Have conducted more medical procedures per year than their counterparts
  • Have better collection percentages and substantially lower levels of bad debt.

Atlantic Urological Associates is comprised of 12 Urologists serving Volusia, Flagler and St. John’s counties, with 8 office locations. The practice specializes in the diagnosis, care and treatment of disease of the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive system, including prostate, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy, kidney stones and cancer. The practice actively participates in research and clinical studies, and offers state-of-the art methods of diagnosis and treatment to patients.

Dr. Dineen

Dineen Named President of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association

Martin K. Dineen, M. D. has been named President to the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association for the 2008-2009 term. This appointment is a distinctive honor for Dr. Dineen, and Atlantic Urological Associates.

The Southeastern Section is composed of almost 2,100 urologists; all the active members having been certified by the American Board of Urology, practicing, teaching, and researching in 9 of the southeastern United States, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Numerically, this is the largest of all the sections of the AUA.

AUA Daytona

Daytona Beach Office Receives City’s Beautification Award

The physicians and staff of our Daytona Beach Office were delighted to receive the Daytona Beach Commercial Beautification Award, presented by Mayor Glenn Ritchey. This is the second time the office has been awarded this honor. A slide show depicting the property’s landscaping, highlighting various plants, trees and shrubs that are native to Florida, was presented during the City Council Meeting.