Advanced Prostate Cancer Center Ranked Third In Nation.

APCC 3rd In The Nation
The Advanced Prostate Cancer Center in Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) Advanced Prostate Cancer Center has now become one of the top three ranking independent prostate cancer centers of excellence in the entire country based on Specialty Networks’ Advanced Prostate Cancer Centers of Excellence ratings.

In total, 91 of the largest and most prominent prostate cancer centers throughout the U.S. were included in the study which evaluated multiple advanced quality metrics. More than 72% of active private practice urologists in the U.S. are members of Specialty Networks, the parent organization that encompasses UroGPO and PPS Analytics, a membership that spans across 2,800 unique locations in over 1,450 cities in 49 states. AUS came in fourth overall against all other practices and peers included in the research.

Aaron Berger, M.D., CMO/VP

“At AUS, we are very proud to provide state of the art care for our prostate cancer patients close to home,” said Dr. Aaron Berger, Medical Director of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Center and Chief Medical Officer of AUS. “We offer cutting edge robotic surgery and radiation therapy options to hopefully cure prostate cancer, but for those patients who have more advanced prostate cancer, our advanced prostate cancer center of excellence offers cutting edge treatments for recurrent or metastatic disease.”

Dr. Berger also points out, “There have been tremendous advances in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer over the last several years which allows us in many cases to manage advanced prostate cancer as a chronic disease much like hypertension or diabetes.”

The practice rankings from the research of all centers measured were determined from an aggregate score, factoring four important measurements.

Patient attrition – the number of patients who fall out of care or are rescheduled.
Diagnosis rates – how often a practice appropriately diagnoses.
Treatment rates – how often patients got to the right treatment in the right amount of time.
Dispense rate – how often and efficiently the practice is dispensing the intended therapy.

Dr. Berger points our that there are many outstanding people who work with all our patients in the AUS Advanced Prostate Cancer Center, all of which contributed greatly to this accolade. The group recently enjoyed a lunch outside of the office to celebrate and are pictured below.

(L to R): Patty Kennedy, Dispensary Technician, Dr. Aaron Berger, Chief Medical Officer, Fadah Askar, Medical Assistant II, Pat Karas, Dispensary Technician, Kristyn Minetti, Director of APCC, Linda Mathis, Patient Navigator, Jessica Franco, Medical Secretary.

(L to R): Patty Kennedy, Dispensary Technician, Dr. Aaron Berger, Chief Medical Officer, Fadah Askar, Medical Assistant II, Pat Karas, Dispensary Technician, Kristyn Minetti, Director of APCC, Linda Mathis, Patient Navigator, Jessica Franco, Medical Secretary.

Becoming third in the nation is a meaningful distinction as the study, and the data available from it, is intended to help prostate cancer centers drive continuous improvements, with the ultimate purpose of getting every patient to appropriate care at the right time.

About Associated Urological Specialists

Associated Urological Specialists (AUS) is a unified group of Urologists and related specialists committed to providing comprehensive urological care to patients and their families around southwest Chicago and northwest Indiana. AUS has placed a tremendous emphasis on bringing together a highly dedicated and skilled set of Board-Certified professionals, equipped with the latest state of the art tools and techniques, to deliver a full range of urological care. Their entire team of physicians and staff are fully dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, compassionate and convenient urological care throughout Chicagoland, northwest Indiana and beyond. Visit https://auspecialists.com.