UROLOGY

AHC Urology

Dr. Jeffrey Palmgren

As an experienced urologist, Dr. Jeffrey Palmgren, MD treats conditions of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs. Urology is a surgical specialty dealing with the diseases of the urinary tract (urethra, bladder, ureters, and kidneys). It also focuses on male reproductive organs including the prostate, scrotum, testes, penis, etc. Urologic health is crucial as anyone can have problems in these body areas. He has an understanding of internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, and other health care parts. Urologists are trained in diagnosing, detecting, and training disorders and diseases of this group. In males, the urologist also treats issues of testes, vas deferens, epididymis, seminal vesicles, penis, and prostate. Their responsibility involves managing conditions like prostate enlargement, urinary tract infection, stress incontinence, kidney stones, prostate cancer, bladder, cancer, etc.

When it comes to conditions like urinary tract cancer, urologists have to work alongside radiotherapists and oncologists. In some cases, they have to collaborate with nephrologists to treat kidney conditions, with endocrinologists for testing hormone disorders and conditions of the endocrine system, and with gynecologists for dealing with the reproductive system of women.

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Jason M. Durbin, D.O.

Jason M. Durbin, D.O. is from St. Joseph, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia on a Curator Scholarship and graduated with a degree in Biology. Upon graduation from the University of Missouri, Dr. Durbin moved to Phoenix, AZ. to work as a clinical research coordinator at Urology Associates and pursue his many outdoor activities. He matriculated to Midwestern University-Arizona College of Medicine for his medical degree while on the Health Professions Scholarship Program for the United States Navy. Dr. Durbin reported for his surgical internship at National Naval Medical Center- Bethesda. Upon completion of internship, Dr. Durbin was selected to complete the Naval Flight Surgery Curriculum at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Florida.

Following completion of the Naval Flight Surgery program, Dr. Durbin reported to his first flight surgery duty station at Naval Air Station Belle Chase, Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. During his tour, he was the Senior Aviation Medical Officer and played a crucial medical role in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005 by designing and implementing the medical evacuation system. Also, Dr. Durbin was acting Senior Medical Officer during the months following Hurricane Katrina. He implemented many aeromedical safety checks on all the squadrons during the highest tempo medical and rescue responses in the Naval Air Station Belle Chase history and there were no aviation mishaps during this time.

In 2006, Dr. Durbin was selected to start his Urology Residency at Naval Medical Center- San Diego, CA. He completed his residency in 2011 was sent as a Urologist to the Naval Hospital Bremerton. He was the Chief of Urology and served as Deputy Director of Surgical Services. He was instrumental in coordinating multi-service care with Madigan Army Medical Center and provided minimally invasive surgeries for patients with the Da-Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

Dr. Durbin is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology. Dr. Durbin worked as Chief of Urology at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and Naval Hospital Bremerton prior to his retirement from the U.S. Navy in 2022.

Patient Philosophy

In Urology, our main goal is to help people improve their quality of life and provide them exceptional care. My primary goal as a provider is to listen, understand the patient’s concerns, provide care with empathy, and to work with the patient to develop the right treatment plan that meets their healthcare goals. I am committed to helping patients achieve an exceptional level of health, function, comfort and self-esteem. Sexual dysfunction, infertility, urinary issues, kidney stones, Urologic cancers, urinary incontinence, and other urologic issues all represent conditions that can be difficult for patients to face. I believe the most advanced medical

care must be coupled with compassion and understanding in order to achieve the best results. I am excited to bring an immense amount of Urologic experience to Hawaii.

Interests:

Microsurgical Treatment- vasectomy reversals and infertility treatments

Minimally invasive surgery- DaVinci Robotic Surgical System/laparoscopic treatments

Enlarged prostate- Urolift, TURP, laser TURP

Bladder disorders (cystitis, overactive bladder, incontinence, and bladder cancer)

Kidney stones

Prostate cancer

Urologic cancers

All urologic disorders

Associations / Honors / Awards American Osteopathic Association American Urologic Association

American Board of Urology- Diplomate, 2013-present

Western Section of American Urologic Association

Education

Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ.

Residency / Fellowship

Chief Urology Resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego. San Diego, CA. 2010-2011. Urology Resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego. San Diego, CA. 2006-2010. Residency General Surgery, National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Bethesda, MD. 2002-2003

Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL. Naval Flight Surgery training 2004.

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Sarah Kane, PA

Sarah Kane is a certified physician assistant who has worked in the medical field for many years. She has experience working in various settings, including addiction treatment centers and hospitals. Sarah is also certified as a nursing assistant. She completed her MS physicians assistant program at Case Western Reserve University

School of Medicine and is currently a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Sarah is passionate about helping others and providing quality care to those who need it most.

Meet Dr. Jeffrey Palmgren & the AHC Urology Team

    

78-6831 Ali'i Drive, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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