Medicine is complex and challenging. General Practitioners remain at the forefront of patient care and face a wide array of medical and surgical conditions. My role as a Specialist Urologist is to provide a further tool available to you to assist in patient care – diagnosis, treatment and follow up.
- I encourage a close clinical relationship with referring doctors either by letter correspondence or phone call. I am always delighted to assist General Practitioners and other Specialists directly
- Consultations are performed in an environment that involves good communication and harmonious relationship with the patient. I do my best to explain medical conditions, investigations and operations in an understandable way avoiding complex medical jargon.
- I work very closely with our practice Urology Nurse to provide the best continuum of care for patients.
- Medical education is very important and I enjoy presenting educational series to patient forums and General Practice. If that is something that interests your clinic, I will make time to arrange a casual (or formal) meeting and talk through topics.
- My view is that as a specialist, my role is to solve issues outside the scope of regular General Practice. Clinical follow up may at times be shared, such as patients on long term active surveillance for Prostate Cancer, or those who have had cancer surgery and appear to be free of disease. I will always outline these plans in my correspondence.
- Medical Practitioners should feel free to call my rooms or mobile at any time. I am happy to provide direct access to General Practitioners to facilitate the pathway of good communication and patient outcomes.
I look forward to the opportunity to work together in the future.