Urologists Near Me in New York
What is Urology?
Urology is a medical specialty that focuses on the urinary tract in males and females and the reproductive system in males. Urologists are doctors who have specialized training in this field. They diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect these systems, including urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and prostate problems.
What do Urologists do?
Some specific tasks that a urologist may perform include:
- Conducting physical exams and ordering tests, such as urine and blood tests, to diagnose conditions that affect the urinary and reproductive systems.
- Treating conditions that affect the urinary tract, such as urinary tract infections and kidney stones, with medications or other interventions.
- Performing surgical procedures, such as removing the prostate gland or repairing a damaged urethra, to treat conditions that affect the urinary and reproductive systems.
- Providing ongoing care and support to patients with chronic conditions, such as bladder control problems or prostate cancer.
- Working with other health care professionals, such as primary care doctors and oncologists, to provide comprehensive care to patients.
The specific duties of a Urologist may vary depending on the needs of their patients and the policies of the healthcare facility where they work. At Oak Street Health, our Urologists in New York develop preventive care plans to help you achieve your physical and mental health goals. Get the care you deserve. Schedule an in-person, phone, or video visit with a trusted Urologist today.
When should I see a Urologist?
You should consider seeing a urologist if you are experiencing any problems or conditions related to the urinary system or male reproductive organs. Urologists are specialists who diagnose and treat conditions involving the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, and male reproductive organs. Here are some reasons to see a urologist:
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs): If you have recurrent or severe UTIs that do not respond to initial treatment, a urologist can help determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate management.
- Kidney stones: If you have kidney stones causing symptoms such as severe pain, blood in urine, or recurrent stone formation, a urologist can provide specialized care, including treatment options to remove or manage the stones.
- Urinary incontinence: If you experience involuntary loss of urine or have difficulty controlling your bladder, a urologist can evaluate the cause and recommend treatment options, such as lifestyle modifications, medications, or surgical interventions.
- Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH): If you have symptoms such as frequent urination, weak urine flow, or difficulty emptying the bladder due to an enlarged prostate, a urologist can offer treatment options ranging from medication management to surgical procedures.
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence): If you are experiencing problems with achieving or maintaining an erection, a urologist can assess and provide appropriate treatment options, including medications, hormone therapy, or other interventions.
- Male infertility: If you and your partner are having difficulties conceiving, a urologist who specializes in male reproductive health can evaluate potential causes and recommend appropriate treatments or interventions.
- Urologic cancers: If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have urologic cancers such as prostate, bladder, kidney, or testicular cancer, a urologist can provide specialized care, including diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management.
It is recommended to consult with your primary care doctor first, as they can evaluate your symptoms and determine if a referral to a urologist is necessary based on your individual situation.
Does Medicare cover Urologists?
Yes, Medicare generally covers urologist services. Medicare Part B provides coverage for medically necessary services and treatments delivered by urologists. This can include visits, consultations, diagnostic tests, surgeries, and treatments related to the urinary system and male reproductive organs.
Coverage under Medicare is subject to certain conditions, such as medical necessity and specific Medicare guidelines. It is advisable to check with Medicare or a healthcare provider to understand the specific coverage details and any requirements that may apply to your individual situation. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the urologist accepts Medicare assignment to minimize out-of-pocket costs.
How do I find a Urologist in New York?
Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Urologist in New York and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.
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Urology specialists in New York
Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. It is a subspecialty of internal medicine. If you are experiencing urinary problems or issues with the reproductive system, you may need to see a urologist. At Oak Street Health, our Urology Specialists in New York and supporting care team develop preventive care plans to help you achieve your physical and mental health goals. Get the care you deserve. Schedule an in-person, phone, or video visit with a trusted urologist today.