Who is a Urologist?
An urologist is a physician who has specialized knowledge and skill regarding problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. The male and female urinary tract include kidney, ureters, bladder and urethra -- as well as the related organs - testes, prostate, penis, epidydimis, seminal vesicles and associated glands.
What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?
- Driver's license or State ID
- Insurance information
- Copies of operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and so on from prior doctor visits
- Medications list (if any)
- If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records.
Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
What should I expect during first visit?
Your first trip to the urologist will probably be where he will study your files from your doctor and then prescribe some diagnostic tests for you. During your initial visit, the doctor will explain the specific procedure you want, help you visualize the results and go over the risks. He may do a physical examination and ask you a bunch of questions. Once you go and have the test done then he will decide what your diagnosis and appropriate treatment.