What is a Urologist?
A urologist is a specialist doctor who focuses on the care of patients with disorders of the urinary tract. As trained surgeons, they treat men and women with problems involving the bladder, ureter, kidneys, and urethra, as well as in men treating the prostate and male reproductive system. Conditions can include cancer, urinary tract stones, infections, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems.
Do I need a referral to see a Urologist?
Most commonly in Australia, people are referred to a specialist by their General Practitioner. This referral often summarises relevant investigations and past medical history, which is valuable information for your medical care.
It is possible to see a specialist without a referral, but this will compromise the rebate entitlement from Medicare.
Dr Watson will correspond back to your referring practitioner, and any other health practitioner you request is informed. If you do not wish this to happen, please let Dr Watson and the administration staff know.
What do we do with your personal information?
When you attend your first information, we ask you to provide us with details such as your date of birth, address, phone number, next of kin, medicare number and insurance details. This information is important to ensure we provide you with best medical care, including ensuring you are correctly identified at all times, that we can contact you, as well as ensuring you can access any rebates you are eligible to claim. This information may be disclosed to other health care providers, hospitals or health authorities.
What do I bring to my first appointment?
The most important thing to bring to your first appointment is information- commonly your referral will outline medical information, and include results of pathology testing and any other testing, such as radiology.
Consider the following:
- Referral information
- Any past imaging (eg previous xrays, ultrasounds, scans etc)
- Medicare card
- DVA card
- Pension card
- Health insurance details
Where does Dr Watson consult?
Dr Watson consults in private rooms at several different locations. The timetable cycles over a 4-week period. It is possible to see him at different locations, on different occasions, depending on your convenience, as all medical records are centralised.
- Mater Medical Centre, Level 7, Suite 29, 293 Vulture St, SOUTH BRISBANE
- Belmont rooms, Access Specialist Centre, 185 Belmont Rd, BELMONT
- Everton Park, Suite H, Ramsay Place, NorthWest Hospital, Flockton St, EVERTON PARK
- Holland Park rooms, 1173 Logan Rd, HOLLAND PARK
What hospital can I have my operation?
Dr Watson is accredited to operate at Mater Private Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, and NorthWest Brisbane Private Hospital, as well as the Mater Public Hospital. The most appropriate hospital to deliver the best health care, for the individual patient and their medical condition is part of your overall health care discussion with Dr Watson.