As the first member of his family to go to college, Dr. Caveney didn’t have a career path mapped out when he began his undergraduate studies. It was the demands of college rugby that served up inspiration. “I played Division 1 rugby at Chico State in California and gravitated toward studying the human body as I became involved in strength training, nutrition and exercise,” he explains.
For a while, Dr. Caveney thought physical therapy would be a good fit, but realized he was more interested in the microscopic and physiologic processes that occur inside the human body. After completing his degree, the magna cum laude graduate headed east to Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina.
Although he was initially drawn to obstetrics and gynecology, a rotation in urology changed Dr. Caveney’s mind. “As a urologist, you have the privilege of being entrusted with highly personal conversations about very private health concerns patients may not even share with their significant other,” he notes. “As urologists, we’re not only entrusted with that information, but viewed as someone who can help individuals overcome these issues. Being close to my patients and having long-term relationships with them is very rewarding.”
Today, Dr. Caveney puts his expertise to good use treating a broad range of urologic issues—including kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, enlarged prostate, male and female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
He is excited to be part of a close-knit practice where “patient-first care” is the mantra. “I immediately saw UPNT is more than just a collection of urologists,” he reveals. “The practice is a collection of friends and colleagues—people who help each other deliver the best possible care so the men and women who count on us can enjoy a better quality of life.”
When Dr. Caveney isn’t caring for patients, the avid weight lifter and his wife frequent the YMCA and enjoy taking their young daughters to the Fort Worth Zoo and other fun spots.