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HEALTHCARE JOURNAL OF ARKANSAS I  MAR / APR 2020 47 Richard D’Anna, MD, joined Arkansas Urology in 2004. He received a medical degree from Auton- omous University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexi- co, after earning a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of California in Los Angeles. D’Anna was the chief resident of urology at the University of California Davis Medical Center, and was certified in lithotripsy and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy at the Northern California Kidney Stone Center. Before joining Arkansas Urology, he was in private practice in Paragould, and served as chief of the surgery department at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. D’Anna is certified by the American Board of Urol- ogy, and is an active member of the American Urological Association. He is a founding member of the American Society for Men’s Health. He also oversees clinical research for Arkansas Urology. Hemoglobin A1C Diabetics and adults diagnosed with pre- diabetes must monitor their blood sugar. This test reports your average level of blood sugar over the last two to three months. It does this by measuring the percent of sugar that coats your hemoglobin (the oxygen- carrying protein in red blood cells). TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) This blood test gives us an indication of the level of activity of your thyroid gland, and whether it is overactive or underactive. The thyroid gland controls your metabolism and energy production. CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel) This panel is a series of blood tests that measure your blood sugar (glucose) level, as well as electrolytes, fluid balance, and kidney and liver function. It is designed to give a multi-system assessment of your overall health. SHIM (Sexual Health Inventory for Men) This scale screens and assesses the degree of erectile dysfunction. IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) This questionnaire was developed to screen for and assess the severity of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Berlin Questionnaire The Berlin Questionnaire is a simple sur- vey to help doctors identify patients with potential sleep problems, such as obstruc- tive sleep apnea (OSA). OSAcan contribute to the development and progression of some serious health issues such as diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. n REFERENCES 1 https://www.cancer.gov/types/prostate Richard D’Anna, MD Arkansas Urology