Dr. Ruby to discuss Men’s Health and new treatment for BPH

June 7, 2018

Dr. Ruby to discuss Men’s Health and new treatment for BPH

If you are a man, you likely change the batteries in your smoke alarms every six months to keep your family safe and you take your car in for oil changes and tune ups on a regular basis to keep it running smoothly. But, when was the last time you went to the doctor for a tune up on yourself? 

June National Men’s Health Month, a time for men to stop and take inventory of their own health and take steps to improve it. In keeping with that theme, this month’s Dine with the Docs features Eric Ruby, M.D., Urologist, who will discuss men’s health issues.

The public meeting for men - and the women who care about them - will be held Tuesday, June 12 in the Conference Center at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on the basement level of the East Tower.    

A complementary dinner provided by the hospital is available in Chatters Café at 5:30 p.m. and the program will follow at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

As men age, they often experience a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, commonly known as BPH. This occurs when the cells of the prostate gland multiply, causing enlargement of the prostate and resulting in a variety of symptoms that can affect your quality of life.

Dr. Ruby will provide important information about treatment options for BPH, including a new prostrate urethra lift procedure that is now available to treat the condition. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

This month’s program will be of interest to you if you are a male, if you have an enlarged prostate (BPH) or if you have a man in your life whether it be a husband, father, friend, brother or son who would benefit from this information. 

A native of Louisville, Dr. Ruby is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1994.  Dr. Ruby completed a one-year Surgery Internship and three-year Residency in Urology at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he served as Chief Resident. He has been in practice in Somerset since 1999.  He is Board-Certified by the American Urological Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

“Dine with the Docs” is a regular monthly program series developed to educate interested persons regarding important health issues.  The programs are sponsored as a public service by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Lake Cumberland Chapter of Senior Friends. 

For more information or to make required reservations, call 606-678-3274.