Robert A. Dowling, MD

Dowling is the president of Dowling Medical Director Services, a private health care consulting firm specializing in quality improvement, clinical informatics, and health care policy affecting specialty care. He is the former medical director of a large, metropolitan, single-specialty urology group in Fort Worth, Texas.


Mobile apps offer many benefits to busy urologists

November 13, 2013

With such an overwhelming number of choices, it can be daunting to find apps that have practical use for urologists or their patients, and also work well. In this article, I provide some direction and references to help you find the right app for your purpose.

Do ‘urine drop-offs’ make sense in your practice?

October 16, 2013

In this article, I examine and question the phenomenon of “the urine drop-off”-having the patient with suspected UTI collect a urine sample at home and drop it off at the practice-in the context of best clinical practice, common sense, and basic office efficiency.