Dr. Bragg and Dr. DeGuenther Retire from UCA on June 30, 2022
At Urology Centers of Alabama, we pride ourselves on providing patients with the highest standard of urologic care possible. The physicians, nurses, and medical staff that comprise our clinical team put in countless hours and maximum effort to ensure they are delivering the level of expert care our patients deserve every day. In honor of the retirement of UCA physicians Dr. Mark DeGuenther and Dr. Taylor Bragg, we thought it would be only fitting to put a spotlight on these two physicians and the incredible work they’ve done for patients at UCA.
Mark DeGuenther, M.D.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Mark DeGuenther is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. He went on to complete an internship in surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, along with his residency in urology. DeGuenther is board certified and is a current member of the Medical Association of Alabama and the American Urological Association.
DeGuenther worked with patients at the UCA Homewood and UCA Grandview clinic locations, where his clinical interests included general urology, urologic cancers, stone disease, and minimally invasive treatment of BPH. In addition, he was one of the first physicians in Alabama to offer a less painful alternative to traditional vasectomies, which are currently referred to as “No Scalpel Vasectomies” in the urology community.
DeGuenther is happily married and a proud father of six children. DeGuenther and his wife also serve as foster parents in their community, having welcomed numerous children into their home in the past decade.
“The greatest blessing of working at UCA is being able to share both happy and difficult moments with patients,” says DeGuenther. “Getting the chance to bolster their faith during really challenging times is what always motivated me to push through even the most difficult of days at the clinic.”
Please click here for a copy of the letter Dr. DeGuenther wrote for each of his patients.
Taylor Bragg, M.D.
Born and raised in Gardendale, Alabama, Dr. Taylor Bragg discovered his passion for medicine during his high school years while working a summer job in the orthopedic surgery department at East End Memorial Hospital. He went on to attend Birmingham-Southern College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984. Bragg received his medical education at UAB School Medicine, followed by a two-year general surgery residency and three-year urological residency at UAB hospital.
In addition to serving as a partner of UCA, Bragg spent his time between the Trussville and Homewood UCA clinic locations. His clinical emphasis was focused on general urology, particularly prostate cancer and enlarged prostate (BPH) patients.
“My favorite part of working at UCA was the team,” says Bragg. “We have 32 physicians with different backgrounds and different areas of expertise. We all got along well, it was a great working environment, and it was nice to be able to simply pick up the phone and get a second opinion from one of my team members while I was in the room with a patient instead of the patient having to go book another appointment somewhere else to get that information.”
In his free time, Bragg enjoys spending time with his wife Vanessa and their two sons, whether it be at home, at their church, or traveling. In addition, Bragg enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing.
Bragg is board certified and is involved in several urology organizations, including the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and the Jefferson County Medical Society. He also serves as a medical staff member at St. Vincent’s East, Brookwood Medical Center, and Trinity Medical Center.
Please click here for a copy of the letter Dr. Bragg wrote for each of his patients.