Physician / Doctor, Urologist Salary
A Physician / Doctor, Urologist earns an average salary of $300,382 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Urology and Surgery.
Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Urologist
A urologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats conditions within the urinary tract and male reproductive system. This is a specialist physician who typically works within a hospital or healthcare office during traditional business hours, although those who work in hospitals may be on-call to some extent.Read More...
A urologist is required to have completed postgraduate education at a medical school, including at least three years of undergraduate university education. Upon graduating medical school, he/she must complete a five-year residency before certification, and education will also continue beyond certification.
A urologist may specialize in areas such as pediatric urology, urological oncology, or male infertility, and duties and roles may vary depending on their specialty. Overall, a urologist is responsible for: providing patient consultation; performing outpatient surgeries; conducting tests and assessments to determine diagnoses; performing non-invasive urological procedures, such as biopsies, cystoscopies, and vasectomies, and major operations such as nephrectomies and prostate resections; removal of cancerous tissue; and treatment of various urological diseases and disorders.
A urologist must: have a developed understanding of all medical equipment, including sterilization and sanitation techniques; interview patients to determine symptoms; determine treatment methods; discuss treatments and diagnoses with patients and families; create and maintain patient records; recommend treatments, including post-op care; and openly discuss the risks and benefits of treatments.
This position requires a consummate professional who has superb communication skills and is able to discuss sensitive matters in a way that is direct, yet compassionate.
Physician / Doctor, Urologist Tasks
- Examine patients to diagnose urological health or conditions.
- Document patient interactions, diagnoses, recommendations, and treatments.
- Perform surgeries and medical procedures to correct conditions.
- Construct treatment plans with patients, make recommendations, and write prescriptions.
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