Merger: Physician FAQ

Effective January 1, 2012, Pacific Urology joined practices with Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology Medical Group.

This new partnership forms Contra Costa County’s first privately owned oncology and urology medical practice.

What does this joined practice mean to patients and primary care doctors who refer patients to Pacific Urology? We see several benefits:

  • First, the good news is there will be no change to our day-to-day urological services, locations and physicians.
  • The better news is that, because urology and oncology are complementary specialties, we will be able to deliver an unprecedented level of continuity of care to patients requiring both specialty services. The new business structure allows our doctors and nurses to work unusually closely on these cases.
  • The merger will increase efficiency and productivity through shared resources, infrastructure and locations. The result is that we are able to maintain the quality of our health care despite increasing economic pressures on doctors in private practice in the United States.
  • You may see Diablo Valley Oncology and Hematology’s name on some correspondence, based on how some insurance companies format their Explanation of Benefits (EOB’s) statements. However, the information on the EOB should accurately reflect the services you received from Pacific Urology.

If you have any questions regarding statements or anything else please contact our business office at (925) 609-7220.