Urology - Specialist Visit

This is an office visit with a doctor who specializes in evaluating and treating conditions of the urinary tract and male reproductive system.




This is an office visit with a doctor who specializes in evaluating and treating conditions of the urinary tract and male reproductive system.



This is an office visit with a doctor who specializes in evaluating and treating conditions of the male urinary tract, male reproductive system, and female urinary tract. This specialty is known as urology.

  • Urologists treat diseases and conditions such as kidney stones, urinary incontinence, prostate disorders, and impotence or erectile dysfunction.
  • Subspecialties include pediatric urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Start with your primary care provider before you see a specialist. He or she will be able to coordinate your health care needs and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist. Although a specialist is an expert in their field, you know your preferences and your body better than anyone else. Therefore, make sure you are an active participant in the decisions made about your healthcare. This is known as shared decision-making.

  • If you are referred to a specialist, check to make sure they are an in-network provider.

What should I know before I see a specialist?

  • What additional training have they completed in their specialty?

What questions should I ask the specialist?

  • Do I need any special tests? What are the benefits and risks of having the tests?
  • Will the tests change your treatment recommendations? If not, is there a need for them?
  • Can my symptoms be controlled with medications? If so, are their Tier 1 or Tier 2 medications on my Prescription Drug List that I should take?
  • How long will I need to take these medications? What are the side effects of my medications?
  • If surgery is recommended, what is my diagnosis and reason for the surgery? Are there any conservative, non-surgical alternatives to surgery? Why are you recommending one treatment over another? What are potential complications if I decide against surgery?
  • If surgery is recommended, how many procedures have you done and what are your typical results?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Urology - Specialist Visit
Urologist
Specialist
Office Visit
Kidney Doctor
Consultation
Bladder Doctor


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