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ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL • COLUMBUS, NC • (828) 894-3311

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St. Luke's Urology Associates


St. Luke's Urology Associates is a regional leader for providing urology care to male and female patients from the pediatric to the geriatric.

54 Hospital Drive, Building 3B • Columbus, NC 28722
Office: 828-894-3230 • Fax: 828-894-2568

J.G. Cargill III, MD

James Brien, MD

Hal Hooper, MD

Casey Harris, MSN, APRN, FNP-C


Dr. Cargill is a native of Virginia and completed his studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where he received a bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering and a Doctor of Medicine. He completed his urology research fellowship in kidney stone disease and his urology residency at the University of Alabama. Dr. Cargill has practiced urology in the Asheville area since 2008. His specialties include kidney stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, female pelvic organ prolapse, and incontinence. He is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association.

Dr. Brien is a Texas native and attended James Madison University for his undergraduate studies. After residency, Dr. Brien completed fellowship training in robotic and laparoscopic surgery at EVMS in 2010. He has practiced urology in Asheville since 2013. His special interests include minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, benign prostate enlargement (BPH), and kidney stones. Dr Brien is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association.

Dr. Hooper is a native of Gallatin, TN, and attended Washington and Lee University for his undergraduate studies. Dr. Hooper has practiced urology in Western North Carolina since 2012. Dr. Hooper's special interests include stone disease, kidney cancer, benign conditions of the prostate, and men's health. Dr. Hooper is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association.

Casey Harris is a native of Tryon, NC, and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for her undergraduate studies and earned her master’s at Clemson University. Casey is the full-time nurse practitioner for St. Luke’s Urology Associates.


• Lower urinary tract symptoms, including benign prostate disease
• Prostate Cancer and other Urological Cancers
• Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
• Kidney Stones
• Andrology
• Female Urology,including Prolapse
• Urinary Incontinence
• Erectile Dysfunction
• Neurourology
• Urodynamics Diagnostics
• Urological Prosthetics Surgery, including the artificial urinary sphincter, and penile prosthesis
• Specialist Nursing Services
• Telehealth consultation for regional and remote patients


Prostate Cancer Screening


To provide patients the ability to access their private online healthcare information 24/7, St. Luke's Urology Associates offers a secure, convenient patient portal, The portal offers patients the ability to view lab results, medications, medical records, secure messaging and other helpful features. My St. Luke's Chart is designed to encourage patients to partner with St. Luke's Urology Associates to make sure every possible resource is available throughout the treatment process.


We offer several options for payment of professional services. We accept check, cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We participate in several managed care plans, Medicare and Medicaid. For insurance plans in which we participate, we will file your claim. You will be responsible for only the co-pay, co-insurance and/or deductible at your visit. Fees for services rendered are due at the time of service, unless prior arrangements have been made. If necessary, we offer payment plans.


Patients are seen by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 828-894-3230. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon. Please remember to bring insurance information and any appropriate referrals.