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We just switched to Kaiser, and I'm looking for a urologist for my 5-year-old
son. Since my son isn't circumcised, I'm hoping to find a doctor who is at least
comfortable and hopefully experienced at treating uncircumcised patients.
Thanks so much for your help.
new at Kaiser
Anand Krishnan, MD at Kaiser Oakland is our child's urologist. He is busy, but
he has always taken the time to answer our questions and uses terminology that
non medical professionals will understand. He was pretty thorough in his
diagnostic workup and has a great PA working with him.. I don't know about
any other pediatric urologists, so I don't have anything to compare him to, but
we've gotten good care from him.
I am looking for a GOOD urologist for my 20 year old. She had surgery when
she was 5 yrs. old to reimplant her ureters, as she was getting frequent
UTI's, along with frequent bedwetting and urgency issues.
Although the frequency of bedwetting and UTI's decreased, she still gets
them. What is more than distressing to her is the urgent, over-active (?)
bladder issues, which persist to this day. We had some followup with her
urologist but were never convinced of the treatment they suggested. She did
not like being on Ditropan, and rightfully thinks there must be another
solution other than drugs or another surgery. At this point I am convinced
the surgery failed.
Unfortunately the only insurance we have is through Kaiser, so I'm starting
there. We have used acupuncture for other things in the past and are
considering it for this, but funds are limited.
frustrated but dogmatic
At Kaiser Oakland they have a new pediatric urologist who is
just excellent - Dr. Krishnan. Perhaps your daughter is too
old to be seen by him, so another Oakland urologist is Dr.
Leila Tabibian - again, she has a fantastic patient rapport
and you may find find her to your liking. (It sounds like you
have very definite ideas about what you expect in terms of
advice or treatment. It might help to bear in mind that just
because a doctor agrees with you does not make that person a
GOOD doctor. It sounds like your daughter has gone through a
great deal, so perhaps it is worth entertaining different
options and opinions)
Dr. Lee--he's out of Hayward, he's the best, and we've tried 3
or 4. I trust him, he's an excellent surgeon, and he's the
hardest working of the bunch. I have no idea why he's at
Kaiser--he seems out of his league there.
Assistant: Sylvia 784-4282
There are a bunch of wonderful urologists at Kaiser Oakland- I
work with many of them. I'd suggest you try to see Leila
Tabibian as your daughter might feel more comfortable with a
Anyone had a vasectomy done at Kaiser? There are recommendations
on the website but none for Kaiser urologists. Thanks,
My husband first looked into a vasectomy at Kaiser Oakland, but
was turned off by the long wait and some of the people he
encountered. It occurred to him to try Kaiser San Rafael - voila,
no waiting, and a more pleasant experience overall, considering.
Here's what he says:
It was with Dr. Eason in San Rafael. Our time together was
intimate but brief. I was subjected to only one bad urologist
joke. The operation probably could be performed by a particularly
focussed golden retriever. There was a granuloma, but no other
complications, and I am sterile but functional.
You realize of course that this is representative of my husband's
brand of humor....
-Happily tossing out all the contraceptives!
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