Most people will see a urologist at some point in their lifetime. Urologists are the go-to specialists for many conditions, infections and, sometimes life-threatening diseases.
You might have never considered seeing a urologist until you started experiencing BPH symptoms and now you need to see one, and one whom you can trust!
For this reason, we have come up with 4 simple tips to help you find a good urologist.
Before deciding to see a specialist, you have probably discussed your BPH symptoms with your primary care provider. If this is the case, your primary care provider has probably suggested you see a urologist and can therefore recommend a specialist who will be able to help you with your needs and medical goals.
Friends and family members are also invaluable resources when looking for a specialist in urology. If you know anyone who has been treated by a urologist, you should definitely ask them about their experience.
Local patient groups and forums are also great places to get some good input.
Once you have narrowed down your list of urologists, it is time to do your homework. Look at your candidates’ credentials and medical experience. Are they experienced in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and are they up-to-date with the latest innovations and findings regarding BPH?
Remember that the more experience and knowledge your urologist has about BPH, the better your treatment results will probably be.
Reading patient reviews can be helpful in looking into how well your preferred urologist’s medical practice is being operated. Waiting time, office environment and friendliness of staff are all factors that will influence patient experience.
Sites like ratemds are great for getting this kind of insight.
A consultation with a urologist can be intimidating for some people; especially if you are seeing a urologist to evaluate your BPH symptoms. Urologists have no choice but to ask very personal questions in order to understand your symptoms and evaluate the gravity of your BPH. If your urologist does not make you feel welcome, your visit can quickly become very awkward.
This is why it is important to find a urologist with whom you can feel comfortable. Look for a urologist who will be empathetic, open to answer your questions and who will consider and respect your treatment preferences.
Finding a good urologist to treat your Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia can feel like an overwhelming process. However, taking the time to find the right specialist will be life-changing. The right urologist will not only help you learn more about your condition, but will also find the best possible treatment for you according to the gravity of your symptoms, lifestyle, overall health and treatment preferences.
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