Dr. Carolyn Fronczak, Boulder Medical Center’s new urology specialist, is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Boulder. Her journey to become a physician has taken Dr. Fronczak across the United States and back again. Now, she is ready to re-establish her roots at the foot of the Flatirons.
“I absolutely love this town,” she says. “I have great respect for the creativity and intelligence of the people who live and work here. I am grateful for all of the outdoor activities and beauty; there’s just something about seeing those mountains, watching the clouds come in, and experiencing the sunrise light up those Flatirons.”
Joining Boulder Medical Center (BMC) is also a homecoming for Dr. Fronczak. Like many local residents, she received all of her health care from BMC providers while growing up – starting as a pediatric patient and continuing through her graduation from Fairview High School.
“I personally know the high quality of care that you get at Boulder Medical Center,” she explains. “That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come back and be a part of this group.”
Education and Professional Background
Dr. Fronczak attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude in Biological Sciences and Economics. She returned to Colorado to earn a Master of Science in Public Health at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. In 2007, she started medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she was introduced to, and became enthralled by the field of urology.
“I enjoy studying and practicing urology because this area of medicine continuously advances toward more minimally invasive and noninvasive treatment options that can dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life,” Dr. Fronczak explains. “And it is fun to work with all the available technology. I have a wide spectrum of treatments to offer and will present patients with various options so that they can make an educated decision.”
After completing medical school in 2011, Dr. Fronczak moved to Omaha, Neb. for her general surgery and urology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. While there, she also worked at the University Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the VA, and with one of the busiest urogynecologists in Nebraska. These experiences broadened her understanding of the wide range of urology care and treatment options available to patients.
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Fronczak says that forming strong and lasting relationships with patients is her favorite part of practicing medicine. “I like to get to know my patients as individuals.”
She is also passionate about helping her patients prevent urologic problems. In fact, preventive medicine is what drew Dr. Fronczak to the medical field in the first place — before she enrolled in medical school Dr. Fronczak earned a Masters Degree in Public Health.
“As a surgeon, I can perform a surgery to resolve a problem and as a urologist I can work with my patients to prevent future problems,” she says. “For example, a patient with a kidney stone comes to me the first time in pain, so I take out their stone and they are all better,” she says. “Then, when I see them in my clinic we can work together and figure out how to prevent stones from forming in the future.”
Collaborating with other physicians to help her patients achieve optimal health is also important to Dr. Fronczak. “I like the idea that Boulder Medical Center can be a medical home for our patients,” she says. “With over 80 providers in multiple specialties, being part of a medical community at BMC is easy. I can just walk down the hall to the Family Medicine or Internal Medicine doctors and say, ‘Hey, can we chat about a mutual patient?’ We can all cooperate to make our patients’ lives better. I love that part of it.”
Here is a partial list of the urologic conditions and treatments Dr. Fronczak addresses:
- Management of voiding dysfunction including:
- Enlarged prostate
- Overactive bladder
- Neurogenic bladder
- Urinary incontinence
- Minimally invasive treatments for:
- Enlarged prostate including UroLift and laser prostate treatments
- Overactive bladder including behavioral modifications, posterior tibial nerve stimulation, sacral nerve stimulation (InterStim), and Botox bladder injections
- Stress urinary incontinence including options from noninvasive treatments to minimally invasive outpatient surgery
- Management of erectile dysfunction and low testosterone
- Kidney stones with focus on prevention and surgery with Holmium laser lithotripsy, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy
- Urologic oncology including endoscopic treatments and minimally invasive laparoscopic and Da Vinci robotic surgery
- No-scalpel vasectomy
Contact Dr. Fronczak
Dr. Fronczak welcomes new patients at:
BMC at Broadway
2750 Broadway Avenue
To make an appointment: (303) 440-3093