How do you keep current in your specialty?
Over the years I have learned to focus on areas of urology that are of interest to me. I deal with conditions that can be evaluated and investigated in the office. New treatments are developing almost monthly for a wide variety of conditions. These can include low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, abnormal PSA, prostate enlargement, blood in the urine, urinary incontinence, recurrent bladder infections, vasectomy and kidney stones.
I attend, on a regular basis, several urological meetings every year, including the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. This is the largest and most prestigious meeting of urology in the world. Urology is rapidly evolving with all sorts of new procedures and tests available.
What do you encourage from your patients?
Patients need to ask questions so they can make an informed decision. I do my best to provide as much information as possible and to help clarify facts.
Is there a fee if I don’t make my appointment?
We do not have a charge if you miss your appointment. However, we do appreciate at least a 24 hour notice for any cancellations as this allows us to schedule another patient.
Is fasting necessary prior to lab work?
No, most of our routine labs do not require fasting.
Is a urine sample required at each visit?
Yes, be prepared to provide a urine sample at each visit. There are follow up appointments that do not require a urine sample. Patients that are being seen for testosterone treatment only and vasectomies do not require a urine sample.
How can I find out if you are in my insurance network?
We do advise you to call your insurance provider to make sure we are within your network. We DO NOT accept Medicaid.