An urologist is a surgeon 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 includes kidney, ureters, bladder and urethra — as well as the related organs – testes, prostate, penis, epidydimis, seminal vesicles and associated glands.
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Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is 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.
Most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is partly to try to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition, and also because Medicare pays higher rebates for specialist services if you have been referred.
Before seeing any medical specialist, it is always preferable to talk to your own family doctor, who can discuss your condition with you and advice on whether any specialist care is appropriate. If it is, he or she can help you to choose the specialist best suited to your needs. Your family doctor can help the specialist to care for you better by providing relevant information about your health. Communicating with the specialist will also enable your family doctor to care for you better during and after your specialist treatment.
Your first appointment with the Urologist will entail you and the doctor discussing your particular concern or problem. The doctor may do a physical examination as well as ask you questions. You may be sent for further tests and be asked to return for follow up. The result of your appointment(s) will be a diagnosis being made and appropriate treatment being offered and explained fully to you.