“I’ve always had a good relationship with my patients,” Dr. Collini says. “That’s probably the strongest part of my practice. I believe the physician-patient relationship is the most important part of our job.”
Dr. Collini knew he was going to be a doctor by the time he was in fourth grade—although he admits, his mom was a big influence. “Quite honestly, she planted the seed,” he says, “but the more I looked into it, the more I liked the idea.”
Given his early career decision, he had a long time to think about the kind of doctor he wanted to be. At the top of his list was dedicating himself to an area of medicine that would allow him to “fix” problems. “During medical school, I did a rotation in general surgery and knew I was going to be a surgeon in some field,” he says. “Then I did a rotation in urology, and knew that’s what I wanted to do.”
For more than two decades, Dr. Collini has been helping individuals in North Texas enjoy healthier lives. “When someone comes in with a painful kidney stone obstruction, I can surgically remove the stone and the problem is gone. For a man who has significant difficulty emptying his bladder, prostate surgery not only makes it possible for him to empty his bladder, it significantly improves his daily life—and that’s really rewarding.”
The trust and bond established during these experiences have led many of Dr. Collini’s patients to confide other health concerns beyond urologic issues. “I’m honored to help guide them to the right place to take care of those non-urologic health issues,” he says. As a founder and managing partner of Urology Partners, Dr. Collini believes doing so is right in step with the mission of Urology Partners.
“We have a patient-first approach,” he says. “Every decision we make is rooted in ‘What’s the best thing for our patients?’ It’s all about providing the highest quality care possible using modern-day standards of care and state-of-the-art equipment.”
Dr. Collini is a graduate of the University of Houston and earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his urology residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He is a past president of the Texas Urology Society, past Chief of Staff at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of a local hospital.
When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Collini plays competitive golf, is an avid reader, and hosts a 35-year-old monthly poker game at his home. He and his wife Wendy, an internal medicine physician, enjoy travel and going to the theater. They have lived in Mansfield since 1997, and have two grown daughters pursuing graduate degrees in history and psychology.