History of Triangle Urology Associates, P.A.

Triangle Urology Associates, P.A. ("TUA") has been in existence since 1927 and was one of the first surgical specialty groups in Urology in the country.  It would not be until 1930 that Duke University Medical Center would form their own division of Urology within the Department of Surgery. TUA surgeons were the first in the state of North Carolina to perform an ileal loop urinary diversion following radical cystectomy (removal of the bladder) for bladder cancer. This innovative spirit continues to this day with TUA developing the first Brachytherapy Program for Prostate Cancer in Central North Carolina, in conjunction with the Radiation Oncology Department at Duke University Medical Center, in 1997.

With excellent academic training programs in Urology at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (indeed, some of our physicians have trained at these programs), people in the Triangle often choose to receive their urologic care from TUA for the more personal professional relationships of an intimate private practice setting than is possible in a larger, multi-specialty research-oriented and resident-training focused institutional environment. Since the practice of Urology is our only focus, we are more accessible to both patients and referring physicians and can be more responsive to changes in patient needs as well as changes in the delivery of health care.   This is evident in the our adoption of numerous recent advances in Urology, many of which are only available in the Triangle through TUA, for example, in office Prostate Brachytherapy, our advanced prostate cancer clinic, in office CT scanning, and in office Urolift and Rezum for the treatment of BHP.* These services, coupled with those offered through Duke Regional Hospital such as laparoscopic renal surgery, laparoscopic, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, cryotherapy of the prostate and Holmium Laser Endoscopic Surgery allow us to provide patients of TUA the cutting edge in Urologic care in the comfort available only through a private practice setting.

Many people take comfort in the knowledge that their care is delivered by five urologists (we do not employ PAs or Residents in our practice) allowing prompt evaluation of urgent conditions as they arise, in a personal and caring environment.

*Note that we do not charge facility fees for our office procedures. This includes vasectomies.

 

OUR NURSES

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We have 7 persons that help our doctors provide the best care available to you.

Lisa Brown, CMA 


Donna Carter, CMA 

Angela Clements, RN – Head Nurse

Samantha Foreman, CMA

Judith Kirk, RT(CT)(R) (CT and X-ray technician) 

Shannon McCord, NA


Lindsay Walker, RT(CT)(R) (CT and X-ray technician) 

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact:

Angela Clements

Head Nurse

205 Frasier Street

Durham, North Carolina 27704

Direct 984-219-3514

aclements@tua-nc.com

 
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Stephen Vesilind
Chief Financial Officer
Direct 919-313-3672
stevev@tua-nc.com

Stephen Vesilind (Steve), CPA MBA, started with Triangle Urology Associates (“TUA”) in January 2022. He is the Chief Financial Officer at TUA and is responsible for overseeing all of the administrative and business operations aspects of our private wellness practice. Steve graduated from UNC Wilmington with a BS in Business Administration and subsequently from George Washington University with a Masters of Business Administration. Steve enjoys time with his family and coaching his kids in their various activities, but whenever he can find time he is an avid golfer and wake boarder. Steve is also a member of Medical Group Management Association and thrilled to be a member of the TUA family.

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We have nine people in our front office staff. Our number one goal is assisting you and assisting our doctors and nurses in providing you with the best services available to you - the patient. We have two people at the front desk, one person at appointments, two people performing surgery scheduling and precertification checks, one person answering the telephone, keeping our medical records and maintaining our computer system, and we have three people in our billing and collections department. Our Office Manager is Kimberly Lowery and our Chief Financial Officer is Davin W. Brown.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact:

Davin W. Brown

Chief Financial Officer

205 Frasier Street

Durham, North Carolina 27704

Direct 919-313-3672

dbrown@tua-nc.com

Kimberly Lowery

Office Manager

205 Frasier Street

Durham, North Carolina 27704

Direct 919-313-3662

kimberlyl@tua-nc.com