A United Front: Chesapeake Urology Associates Puts Its Singular Spin on Integrative Care

Shalmali Pal
Published: Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Thomas B. Smyth, MD, chats with a patient

Thomas B. Smyth, MD, chats with a patient at Chesapeake Urology Associates.

When the founding partners of Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA) in Maryland decided to merge their practices, Sanford J. Siegel, MD, CUA’s president and CEO, drew inspiration from another consolidation process.

Dr Sanford J. Siegel

Sanford J. Siegel, MD

The practice now has 14 urology centers and 16 surgical centers in the state, and is staffed by 43 urologists, one urologic pathologist, four radiation oncologists, a dozen physician assistants, two nurse practitioners, and 400 additional employees. Smyth is CUA’s vice president, while Lerner is the clinical director of the CUA-affiliated Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

Dr Brad D. Lerner

Brad D. Lerner, MD

Caregivers in a Corporation

It’s become trendy for business entities to refer to their employees as “family,” but Siegel doesn’t see it that way. “I don’t call them employees or family members; they are caregivers. Our strength is in the fact that everyone believes in our vision, which is to provide a superior patient experience.”

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