Conway Urology has treated local residents since 1987. The practice was founded by D. Craig Shirley, MD. James H. France, Jr., MD joined the practice in 1995.
As Conway and its surrounding cities grew exponentially, so did the demand for urology care. In July 2000, the clinic moved into its current facility at 495 Hogan Lane in West Conway. In 2004, Shawn Clawson, APRN, joined the staff, followed by Jeffrey B. Marotte, MD the following year. This year the practice was thrilled to add M. Christie Dumboski, APRN.
James H. France, Jr., MD earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. After graduating, Dr. France began his career in pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. His interests turned to the surgical field, and he completed his post-graduate work at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. His interest in surgery led him to pursue urologic surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. France is board-certified by the American Board of Urology, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Urological Association, the Arkansas Urologic Society, and the Arkansas Medical Society.
Jeffrey B. Marotte, MD completed his undergraduate studies at Hendrix College and his medical degree at UAMS. Dr. Marotte completed his internship in surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville. He began his residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and transferred to Stanford University to complete his residency training in urology.
Dr. Marotte is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Society of Government Urologists, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and the American Urologic Association. He serves as a board member for the Arkansas Urologic Society and is actively involved with the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. Dr. Marotte has admit privileges at Conway Regional Medical Center, CHI St. Vincent Hospital - Morrilton, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, River Valley Medical Center, and Central Arkansas Surgical Center in Russellville.
Shawn Clawson, APRN received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing at UAMS.
Shawn served as a registered nurse for Conway Regional Health System before joining Conway Urology. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is board-certified by the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates. She is an active member of the American Urologic Association and the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates.
M. Christie Dumboski, APRN joined Conway Urology in February 2017. Christie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1996 and returned to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998. She graduated from UAMS in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Adult/Gerontology Acute Care.
Christie served as a registered nurse at Conway Regional Medical Center for 14 years prior to joining Conway Urology. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Arkansas Nurses Association. Christie, a Conway native, graduated from Conway High School in 1992. She resides in Conway with her husband, Scott, and their three children.
Conway Urology evaluates and treats all urological issues with the most up-to-date technologies. “We have a CLIA-certified laboratory onsite and are able to process most lab tests for quick reporting of results. For those tests we are unable to process, we have partnered with several testing facilities and can usually get results in two to three days.” Some of the most common adult conditions treated include:
BPH (or enlarged prostate)
Bladder control problems
Hematuria (blood in the urine)
Recurring urinary tract infections
Kidney and ureteral stones
Pelvic organ prolapse, including cystocele, rectocele, and vaginal vault prolapse
Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
For women, the most common urologic concerns are urinary incontinence and recurrent urinary tract infections. Conway Urology offers several treatments, including oral medications, Botox, InterStim therapy, and surgical intervention. They also provide urodynamic testing that examines how well the bladder, sphincters, and urethra are storing and releasing urine and helps determine the best treatment options.
Christie explains that kidney and ureteral stones are commonly treated in all genders. “Women become involved in men’s health for many reasons: They often make healthcare decisions in their families. They tend to know the most about the family’s health and the insurance plan/coverage, and men’s health affects their own health, sexual activity, and stress. Women often take on the role of caregiver for their partner, often scheduling the doctor’s appointment and being the recognizer of symptoms. Women tend to be active about prevention and treatment. Many women become experienced healthcare consumers through years of pelvic examinations, as well as through taking children to the pediatrician. The first step in learning male health is to be aware of common male feelings of concern, embarrassment, and, above all, invincibility.”
Shawn adds, “I have been a urologic nurse practitioner at Conway Urology for thirteen years. Urology focuses on the genitourinary system. Many people think of urology as specialization in men’s health; however, we treat many female problems. I think being a female in this practice provides me with the ability to really connect with our patients, especially when it is a very sensitive subject matter. Patients have a choice to see a female provider if it helps them be more comfortable. A great number of women suffer from urinary incontinence and think it is something that comes with age that must be lived with. There is help for this. I enjoy treating incontinence and helping these ladies get back to their everyday activities. We treat a variety of problems, such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction, and low testosterone. We focus on screening and prevention.”