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BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #168

Enhancing Men's Health: The Role of APPs

with Kenneth Mitchell, PA-C

In this episode of Backtable Urology Podcast, Ken Mitchell MPAS, PA-C, a certified physician associate, speaks about the role of interprofessional collaboration in treating male sexual dysfunction and infertility.

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Kenneth Mitchell, PA-C discusses Enhancing Men's Health: The Role of APPs on the BackTable 168 Podcast

Kenneth Mitchell, PA-C

Ken Mitchell is a physician associate specializing in men's reproductive and sexual health with Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dr. Jose Silva discusses Enhancing Men's Health: The Role of APPs on the BackTable 168 Podcast

Dr. Jose Silva

Dr. Jose Silva is a board certified urologist practicing in Central Florida.


First, Ken highlights his journey into men’s health, sparked by the debut of erectile dysfunction medication and his engagement in vascular medicine. He then discusses how he leveraged his clinical background to address prevalent issues such as erectile dysfunction and testosterone management. Ken emphasizes the importance of education, collaboration, and innovative treatment approaches in providing effective patient care. Dr. Silva and Ken also cover the potential of oral testosterone treatments and their growing acceptance among patients due to convenience and cost-effectiveness. Ken shares insights into his role in advancing APP utilization in urology practices and ensuring comprehensive care coverage. Finally, Ken introduces his nonprofit organization, GUYnecology Men’s Health, an initiative aimed at fostering a broader understanding of preventative care among patients and healthcare professionals.


00:00 - Introduction
06:28 - Expanding the Role of APPs in Urology
14:47 - Addressing Testosterone Replacement Therapy
21:40 - Exploring Treatment and Insurance Challenges in Urology Practices
27:35 - The Evolution of Oral Testosterone Treatments
35:29 - Incorporating Telehealth and Enhancing Patient Education
36:03 - Introducing Guynecology: A New Approach to Men’s Health
41:44 - Final Thoughts and Advice for Urologists and APPs



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