Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Luke Edwards, M.D., urologist.
Dr. Edwards received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. and his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
Dr. Edwards specializes in Urologic Oncology (prostate, bladder, kidney, adrenal and testicular), Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), Kidney Stones and Low Testosterone.
When considering a career, Dr. Edwards says he was drawn to medicine through his love of the sciences.
“I became interested in urology because I felt it had every aspect of medicine,” he said. “There are long-term care patients you can develop relationships with and it is a great combination of medicine and surgery. A urologist treats everything from complex procedures to simple more elective procedures.”
Dr. Edwards reports that he learned many great lessons during his time at Beaumont Hospital.
“I trained under Urologist Jay Hollander, M.D., who quickly became my mentor. His singular focus was determining what was best for the patient,” said Dr. Edwards. “You have to think about the various implications of not only the illness, but the treatment. How is it going to affect the patient’s quality of life? If you keep these things in mind you will get good outcomes.”
Dr. Edwards grew up in a small town. He says he did not want to live in a large city. He did, however, want to be able to do everything he was trained to do, which would require a high level of technology.
“Pikeville had everything I wanted in the field of urology,” he said. “The hospital has the technology I need to do my job and the city is a small town in a beautiful area.”
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, fishing and being outdoors.
Dr. Edwards is located in the PMC Urology Department on the 2nd floor of the PMC Clinic. To schedule an appointment, call 606-218-2202.