Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Featuring Dr. Rufus Green

Dr. Rufus Green

For sensitive issues relating to basic bodily functions, you should only trust the best physicians, like Dr. Rufus Green, M.D., FACS, at Dallas Medical Center. With more than 25 years experience as an urologist in the North Dallas Corridor, and with more than 40 years as a physician, Dr. Green has the experience and skills to help you when you need it most.

Dr. Green started his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he traveled around the world as a doctor. During his service, he received the Legion of Merit Medal, which is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who have had exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. He also served in the repatriation process of the Americans Held Hostage in Iran in 1981 during his time assigned to the U.S. Air Force Medical Center in Wiesbaden, Germany He retired as a full colonel, and has been practicing urology as a civilian in Dallas since 1990.

Growing up with a mother who is a nurse, and a childhood family doctor who was outstanding, Dr. Green was inspired to become a doctor himself at an early age. “I always wanted to help people,” he explained. “The opportunity to serve mankind as a healthcare provider is my privilege and honor.”

While attending medical school at the University of Southern California, Dr. Green was exposed to many disciplines of medicine. He chose urology because it gave him the opportunity to practice both medicine and surgery. His job is to treat a variety of conditions, but the main ones include UTIs, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, prostrate disorders, and urinary incontinence. If you ever have pain while urinating, or notice red, pink or brown urine, then you should see an experienced urologist for treatment.

Another important thing that Dr. Green does is check for prostate cancer. “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the third leading cause of death,” explained Dr. Green. “Prostate cancer is still with us. Early detection is our best opportunity to provide successful treatment.”

In addition to men getting regular prostate cancer checks, Dr. Green also recommends that men and women stay well hydrated to lessen your chance of getting a UTI or of developing kidney stones. More water means going to the bathroom more often, which helps flush out bad bacteria that can cause a UTI, and mineral sediment that can cause kidney stones.

“My best advice for preventing common problems from occurring is to establish yourself with a family doctor and be seen frequently as recommended for your age,” he said. “Most people associate urologists with only treating men, but that is not the case. In fact, about 30 percent of my patients are women. Urologists treat all parts of the urinary tract. IF you experience any common symptoms – like upper back or side pain, blood in urine, pain while urinating, loss of bladder control or frequent urination for example – then we would be happy to help.”

Let Dr. Green help you to ease your discomfort and prevent more serious problems today. His expert treatments and knowledgeable opinion could be exactly what you need for a happier, healthier life.

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