Urologist Dr. Barclay Storey is responding to patient needs by adding another day to treat patients on Marco Island.
He also is offering same-day appointments and the opportunity to use new state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in an outpatient setting.
Story has been seeing patients once a week on Marco Island for two years. He now will see patients on Tuesday, 8:15 to 11:15 AM and Friday, 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM in the NCH Medical Building at 40 Heathwood Drive.
He will continue to see patients off island at his office behind the Physicians Regional Medical Center on Collier Boulevard on Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon and all day Thursday.
“Having extra time on Marco Island makes it more convenient for my patients, particularly during the winter season,” Storey said. “I also will have same-day appointments and walk-in coverage. There can be times when a person can’t wait to be seen.”
Issues like kidney stones and overactive bladders can be life altering, and Storey emphasizes in those situations that someone shouldn’t have to wait.
While completinga fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, Storey had the unique opportunity to participate in the development of the Prostate Ultrasound-MRI Fusion Platform for prostate imaging and biopsy. A major benefit is that the service can be performed in an outpatient setting.
“This new state-of-the art platform allows the urologist to fuse MRI images to a targeting platform, giving an unparalleled degree of accuracy for prostate biopsies,” Storey said. “Standard prostate biopsies rely on a patterned 12-core sampling of the prostate. In doing so there is little to no targeting of suspicious areas since they cannot be seen on standard ultrasound.”
The platform, developed by Phillips Industries in cooperation with the National Cancer Institute, is a uniquely new system, available in very limited markets nationwide, Storey explained. It is ideal for the patient who has prostate cancer history, including a history of a negative prostate biopsy, causing continuing cancer concerns. Risk factors also include elevated PSA, family history of prostate cancer, chemical exposure and smoking.
“Prostate MRI can specifically seeareas of concern for cancer, where in the past we were not able to do prostate biopsies while in the MRI machine. This new fusion platform marries the MRI images to the ultrasound probe, allowing the urologist to see and target suspicious areas of cancer unlike any other modality.”
Storey is part of the newly formed Gulf Shore Urology, the first group in Collier County to perform this diagnostic procedure.
Members also include doctors David Wilkinson, Alexander Rosen, Rolando Rivera and Jonathan Jay. Gulf Shore Urology also has locations in Naples and Bonita Springs.
Dr. Storey serves on the medical staff for Physicians Regional and is on the Naples Community Hospital Medical Staff, serving as Division Chair of Urology. He has admitting privileges to both hospitals. He is one of only a handful of urologists on Marco that goes to both hospitals for continuity of patient care.
Dr. Storey holds a degree in biological applications to computers from the University of Kentucky and a medical doctorate from the University of Louisville.
Appointments can be made by calling 239-333-3200.