With more than 45 years experience, Dr. Obie Stalcup is board-certified in urology, practicing in the Urology and Continence Centers. Dr. Stalcup started his journey of medical discovery in 1954 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following a stint in the U.S. Navy, he earned his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School in Galveston in 1963. During the course of his medical education, Dr. Stalcup studied in Scotland, including with the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh, and Bangour Hospital in Bangour. He also studied with the Chairman of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery in Hamburg, Germany and the Chief of Plastic Surgery for Children’s Hospital in London, England.
Dr. Stalcup did his residency in General Surgery from 1965-67 at the Medical University of South Carolina and his residency in Urology from 1967-70 at the Medical University of South Carolina. He served as Chief of Surgery at Lubbock’s St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in 1975, and later served as Chief of Staff at Methodist Hospital from 1984 to 1985. Dr. Stalcup is a Diplomat of the American Board Urology and continues to practice his specialty at Grace Clinic®.
After nearly five decades of experience, Dr. Stalcup says what he likes most about being a doctor is helping people to learn how to take care of themselves. “My philosophy of care is based around listening to the patient and not hiding behind the computer. Sit at the same level, you are not higher or lower or anything like that, and you talk to them a few minutes and you can show them how they can take care of it, how they can monitor it.“
In 2011, Dr. Stalcup received the Award of Hippocrates from the Lubbock Crosby Garza County Medical Society. Named for the father of medicine, the Award of Hippocrates recognizes one individual who possessed the attributes of the compliant physician the doctor’s doctor. The Award of Hippocrates is presented to one physician each year. The county medical society members vote for fellow doctors and can be given only once to the same person. Award of Hippocrates guidelines are specific, but members are also asked to weigh certain intangibles. This award honors a physician whose work is more important than self and is willing to submit without reservation to the disciplines of the job. It honors caring, generosity and personal attention to patients and is based on the rule that to be a good physician, one must first be a good and kind person. Dr. Obie Stalcup is all of this and more.
As the principal provider in the Urology Center, Dr. Stalcup provides diagnosis and treatment options for men’s health issues including prostate health, erectile dysfunction and infertility issues. He says while women have gynecologists to oversee their preventative healthcare, many men don’t go to the doctor unless something is wrong. “About the last physical a lot of men have is when they are in the high school for football until they are 40 or 50, maybe 60 years old. That is quite a gap; and they are just beginning to focus on it. So, urology can become more of a man’s general physician.”