"While I understand there may be some hesitancy from the AUA to issue plain text examples of what an elective case is given the lack of hard data to support their conclusions and that in so many situations the details of a case can vary so much patient to patient, in this less-official non-AUA-sanctioned setting, I thought a list of what seems elective and what is more urgent would be helpful," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
Henry Rosevear, MD, shares what his office is doing to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Let’s hope that the new government changes allow those of us in the trenches of urology to spend more time with our patients so we can use our 15 minutes doing things that matter, like actually take care of our patients," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
In this video, J. Christian Winters, MD, offers advice to young urologists interested in pursuing a career in health care administration, and also why he feels urologists are suited to these roles.
"Most urology groups remain relatively small and a new partner is someone who had better be able to get along with most of your group. If you think dating is hard, finding a partner who is a good “fit” is even harder," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
In this interview, physician executive J. Christian Winters, MD, outlines his multiple professional roles, explains how he divides his time between clinical and administrative responsibilities, and offers advice to young urologists seeking a career in leadership.
"I was overcome by the sinking notion that my career ambitions were regressing from thriving to surviving—a sentiment I know isn’t unique to my training. What may be unique, however, is how my program responded to increasingly evident signs of resident burnout," says James Anaissie, MD.
"If you’re already in training or are considering joining the field and think you will be able to be a full-time urologist, full-time father/mother, world-class athlete, and writer, and still spend 3 hours a day watching TV or hanging out with your buddies, you’re wrong," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.
"Like most doctors, the majority of my day is spent handholding, counseling, relieving anxiety, and otherwise dealing with problems that aren’t necessarily medical," writes urologist Scott Donaldson, MD.
"When almost 80% of practicing urologists report that there is much more administrative workload in practice versus training and yet only 23% of residents expect this, that is a problem," writes Henry Rosevear, MD.