Urology Centers of Alabama

Center Information

Tosha Pringle
Site Manager
Urology Centers of Alabama
3485 Independence Drive
Homewood, AL 35209
205-445-0128 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss

Center Overview

For over 60 years, Urology Centers of Alabama has been committed to providing the highest quality of outpatient urology medical services in a compassionate and caring environment. With 24 skilled urologists, two radiation oncologist, one pathologist, one radiologist, six physicians’ assistants, and over 160 employees the practice has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence in the Southeast

Urology Centers of Alabama Mission Statement:
To Provide State of the Art, Patient Centered Urologic Care with Integrity and Compassion.

Urology Centers of Alabama Research Mission Statement:
UCA is devoted to responsible scientific merit and integrity within the scope of our research projects. Our goal is to improve medical therapy through extensive research and documentation. Our vision is to be a value-driven entity specializing in the management of clinical research while maintaining the highest ethical standards possible and safeguarding the rights and safety of each subject. The Principle Investigators, Research Director, Study Coordinators and Staff possess a passion for Research, compassion for the Research Participants, and a dedication to study protocols while ensuring professionalism and dignity for all those involved.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: *150
Number of Studies Actually Completed: *150
Number of Active Patients in the Database: *125
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 5 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 15
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

ACRP Certifications

Clinical Research Experience

UCA has participated in clinical trials for over 25 years and completed more than 175 clinical trials successfully. I personally have been involved in clinical trials since 1981, starting with another institution, and I began working with UCA’s Research Department in 2008. In addition to the 28 Urologists, our research department is composed of five full-time research coordinators, who have over 40 years of combined experience in clinical trials. Three of our coordinators are members of the ACRP and certified with them since 2002. I have been a member of the ACRP since 2008.

We have worked with multiple Pharmaceutical companies and CRO’s, including the following:

  • Merck
  • BN
  • ImmunoTherapeutics
  • Eli Lilly
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Vivus
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Novartis
  • Watson Laboratories
  • Allergan
  • Pfizer
  • Amgen
  • Warner
  • Chilcott
  • Bayer
  • Astellas

We have experience with many urology associated indications including the following:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostate Cancer (metastatic and non-metastatic)
  • Incontinence
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Cancer Vaccines
  • Hormone Resistant Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney / Urinary Stones

Facility Description

Urology Centers of Alabama, PC (UCA) is a very active, private urology practice with 24 Board Certified Urologists located in Alabama. We cover all aspects of Urology out of 13 office locations and cover 7 different hospitals. Last year we had over 35,000 office visits. With our large patient base, we are able to see and treat a vast amount of pathology. This also affords us a large patient population to obtain participants for clinical trials. Our center is fully equipped with 2 in-house CT scanners. A complete Radiation Oncology department. 2 in-house ultrasound machine and an in-house lab.

Investigator Experience

Dr. Mark DeGuenther, native of Atlanta, GA, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his internship in Surgery and residency in Urology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He is a member of The American Medical Association and the American Urological Association.

Dr. DeGuenther clinical interests include minimally invasive treat of BPH, laparoscopic renal surgery, Complex Stone disease and Urologic Cancers. He has been a Physician at Urology Centers of Alabama and been conducting Clinical Research since 1995.

Dr. DeGuenther has completed training in GCP, IATA, and NIH guidelines. He has worked with over 30 well-known Sponsors and CROs. Dr. Deguenther has completed trials in several different Urological Indications.

Staff Expertise

Tosha Pringle, LPN, CCRC - 17 year of Research experience
Site Manager

Stacey Morgan, CCRC - 19 years of Research experience
Data Manager

Christina Smith, LPN, CRC - 10 years of Research experience
Research Coordinator

Cathryn McDaniel, LPN, CCRC - 21 years of Research experience
Certified Research Coordinator

Patient Demographics

Patient Population at Urology Centers of Alabama

  Stress - Female - 912
  Stress - Male - 1248
  Mixed - 4280
  Urge - 1362
Overactive Bladder - 1220
Impotence - 6729
Infertility - 1352
Peyronies - 660
BPH - 8294
Prostatitis - 2800
Urinary Retention - 864
Elevated PSA - 6509
Urinary Tract Infections
  Pyelonephritis - 454
  Cystitis - 637
  Chronic Cystitis - 998
Kidney Stones - 1880
Prostate Cancer - 9293
Bladder Cancer - 5200
Renal Cancer - 1825
Testicular Cancer - 521
  Total Patient Office Visits - 57,038

Patient Population Statistics

Male 60%
Female 40%

Under 12 01%
12 - 18 02%
18 - 44 30%
45 - 64 30%
65 & Over 37%

Caucasian 67%
African American 30%
Hispanic 01%
Asian 02%

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