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Frequently Asked Questions

A Urologist is specialist who has expertise in the surgical and medical management of problems of the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive system. The urinary tract in men and women includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The male reproductive system includes the testes, prostate, penis, epididymis, seminal vesicles and associated glands.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Referral letter from your GP or other doctor (this may have been sent to Dr Nathan already).
  • Medicare card, DVA card, Pension card.
  • Private Insurance information and card.
  • Copies of results of any tests relevant to the appointment:
  • X-rays.
  • CT scans.
  • MRI scans.
  • Other radiology.
  • Blood tests.
  • Urine test.
  • A list of your medications.
  • A list of your other medical problems and previous operations.

 Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are 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. Communication will undertaken with your GP, and if other specialists need to be involved in your care, relevant details will be passed to them, but you will be asked about this beforehand.

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.

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.