What to Expect at your Appointment

Your primary care doctor may refer you to a urologist for evaluation and treatment of urinary tract conditions.
 
Riverside urologists combine compassion with experience and skill. They understand the symptoms you are experiencing may impact you socially, psychological and physically.
There are a few things you can do to make the most of your first appointment.
 
What to bring
To make the most of your first visit, please bring the following to your appointment:
  • A list of your current medications
  • All x-rays, MRIs or other imaging films (including written report) only if they were NOT  conducted at Riverside
  • Information about what treatments and medications you have tried in the past and any medical records that you think may be helpful
  • List of questions you want to ask your physician
  • Insurance information and card
  • Referral from your primary care physician, if applicable
 
What to expect
On your first visit, your urologist will:
  • Discuss your symptoms with you. Depending on the symptoms, your urologist may ask you how many time a day you have to urinate, whether you get up at night to go to the bathroom or whether or not you are experiencing any pain.
  • Review your records and previous tests.
  • Order more diagnostic tests
 
Your urologist may also want to get a sense of how much the symptoms interfere with your daily life so that the two of you can discuss treatment options.

 

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