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Your referring doctor’s office may have scheduled an appointment for you, but if not you should contact the appointment line at 919-684-2516.
You will speak with our staff assistant, Jonna Clark, who will need a very brief description of your problem, your primary care provider or referring physician, and your insurance carrier.
Our clinics are held on Tuesdays and are very busy, so account for this when you are making plans. Considering the number of studies that may be necessary (depending on the nature of your problem), your visit may take two to six hours.
You may come self-referred to our clinic, but more commonly patients are referred by their primary care providers, urologist, or gynecologist.
If referred, copies of records pertaining to your previous evaluation and treatments should have been mailed or faxed to our office. These records are most important to our management of your problem, and you should call your doctor’s office prior to your appointment with us to ensure that they have been sent. Sometimes it is better to “hand-carry” these records to us.
You will also have been mailed a bladder diary and a urogynecologic questionnaire.
If you have any trouble printing out these documents, please call 919-684-2516, and we will mail or fax you copies.
It is most important that these be completed and brought to the clinic on your initial appointment.
The usual initial visit involves meeting both Dr. Webster and Dr. Amundsen.
Other health-care workers may also be present at your appointment including other faculty as well as fellows and residents of the Departments of Urology and Gynecology who will assist in your comprehensive care.
We will review your records (including your self-completed questionnaire and bladder diary) and will discuss these with you.
Your examination will include a pelvic examination and may require catheterization for a urine specimen. Generally other tests will also be necessary, and their need will be determined by your individual problem. They may include cystoscopy, a videourodynamic study, and x-ray studies.
It is important to remember that these tests are not painful to undergo, do not require anesthetic (except local), and in most instances can all be accomplished in your 'one day visit' to our clinic. Thus we hope to comprehensively evaluate your problem in a single visit and send you home with a firm diagnosis and a plan for treatment.
Your referring doctor will be informed of our opinion, and you will be given call-back telephone numbers for further information and planning of your care.