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What Is Urology?
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Our physicians limit their practice to the specialty of Urology, which treats diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra, and the prostate and reproductive systems in men. Pediatric Urology deals with similar diseases in children. Urological Oncology is the treatment of cancer involving the structures noted above.
We perform surgery and medically treat the diseases of these organs and related structures.
Specialty Care Research-a division of Urological Associates - Our LocationsWe are pleased to be able to offer our patients the most current and innovative therapies for the treatment of many urologic conditions. Some of the newest forms of treatment for common problems that may be offered by your doctor today are still in the study phase-not yet approved by the FDA for general patient use outside of the specified protocols. All of our research studies are FDA approved, monitored, and reviewed by an Institutional Review Board. Not all of our patients will qualify for a research study, but many will. Most of these studies provide your monitoring visits, labs and medications at no cost to you. If you do choose to participate in one of our studies, we will ask you to read and sign a consent before any study procedures can be done.
Current Research Trials being conducted in the following areas:
- Prostate Cancer
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Urinary Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Rapid Ejaculation
- Erectile Dysfunction
Trials and indication change frequently –contact the Research office for the most current list of trials being conducted at 309-683-1125.
7309 N. Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61614
1503 Valle Vista
Pekin, IL 61554
Mason District Hospital
615 N. Promenade Box 530
Havana, IL 62644
Canton, IL 61520
Hopedale Medical Complex
107 Tremont St.
Hopedale, IL 61747
FAX: (309) 449-4880
716 Elliott Street
Kewanee, IL 61443
201 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571
Peoria Day Surgery Center
Frequently Asked Questions
- Our office works on an appointment basis. Your referring physician will receive priority scheduling for his patients when they are referred to our practice. We will do our best to see that your appointment will be with the doctor of your choice and, as much as possible, he will see you and follow you throughout your treatment. However, particularly if you are hospitalized, you may be seen by all of our doctors. We feel strongly that satisfactory medical care depends on a relationship of confidence and trust between the physician and patient. We strongly encourage you to feel completely free to ask questions about your medical care. It is important for you to understand what is being done and why.
We make every effort to adhere to our daily schedules; however, due to telephone calls, hospital emergencies, etc., we will occasionally fall behind in our schedules. We will make every effort to notify you when we are aware our physicians will be late. Occasionally, we will need to reschedule patients. We request your indulgence and cooperation whenever this occurs.
- Our office policy is to schedule any patient who feels that his or her problem needs immediate attention, or when another physician wants a patient seen the same day. Emergencies will be handled as expeditiously as possible. This prevents expensive visits to the emergency rooms and "walk-in clinics".
- TELEPHONE (692-9898)
- During the day, our staff will take information from the caller and relate this information to the physicians. When possible, the doctor will then make the appropriate disposition or prescribe the appropriate medications, which we will call to your pharmacy.
As we receive a great number of calls each day, it is impossible for the doctor or nurse to personally talk with every patient. If, however, you feel that it is necessary to talk to the physician, just let the receptionist know and she will have the doctor call you.
At times, it is impossible to make a decision about a problem over the telephone, and you will be asked to come in to be seen. This is to ensure proper treatment. If you find it necessary to contact the doctor after office hours, please call the Physicians' Exchange number (309)655-0374 and leave a message. Your call will be answered at the earliest opportunity. Please limit these calls to emergencies only.
- PRESCRIPTIONS AND REFILLS
- For your safety, we will refill medications only during office hours when your medical records are available for review. If you are on chronic or longterm medication, you should anticipate your needs. You may be advised that an appointment is necessary before more medication can be prescribed.
You can now receive your medications at the time of treatment during your regular office visit. Come and see our new prescription dispensing area. Save time, start your medication immediately and feel better faster!
The process is easy. Simply present your prescription insurance card to the front desk. If you are enrolled in a participating prescription benefit program, you can receive your medications in our office today. If you have any questions regarding our prescription dispensing area please feel free to contact our office.
- PATIENT EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
- Our office provides patients with many brochures about different diseases. These are free. Our goal is to help patients better understand and control their diseases, which in turn reduces their medical costs.
- Each patient bears the ultimate responsibility for payment. Charges which are accumulated by each patient are their responsibility.
- OFFICE VISIT AND PROCEDURES
- We request that smaller charges, such as those for routine office visit and office procedures, be paid at the time that the service is rendered. If your insurance covers any of these charges, we will give you a "super bill" which is accepted by all insurance carriers. This will enable you to be reimbursed for your office visit or procedure. In this manner, we can all cooperate to control the cost of medical care.
- HOSPITAL PROCEDURES
- If you have medical insurance, we will be glad to fill out an insurance form for hospital services such as surgery. Any agreements which you have with your insurance company or employer does not affect the right of your physician to charge a reasonable fee for his services. Any balance remaining after payment has been made by the insurance company or employer is the patient's responsibility.
- PAYMENT PLAN
- In circumstances where a claim is pending, no insurance coverage exists, or when treatment will be for an extended period of time, a payment plan may be initiated. We will be pleased to cooperate with you in establishing a payment program that will not create a hardship, if personal finance matters indicate it is necessary and the patient makes us aware of his or her situation.
Itemized computer statements will be mailed out each month as long as a balance exists. Failure to make arrangements for payment of fees may force us to submit the bill to a collection agency. Please be prompt in replying to statements and requests for payment.