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Dr. Norman R Richards II has the following 1 specialty
A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Kidney Stones
- Prostate Cancer
- Overactive Urinary Bladder
- Bladder Issues
- Urologic Emergencies
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I guess the question is what does one expect of a doctor? Unlike the service industry, for example, a doctor has something to offer more than service. And with that said, Dr. Richards was efficient, relatively painless and seemed to get the job done. On the other hand, as has been pointed out many times, his bedside manner was atrocious. Does that matter? I don't know, but I went in for a vasectomy, and I was, I think, understandably nervous; however, Dr. Richards did nothing to allay my nerves. Even worse, here is a snippet of conversation with him: "Are you soldering?" "It's cauterizing. Soldering is what you do with electrical wires. An English teacher [I am a HS English teacher] should know the difference." Apparently his version of a bedside manner is to try to make his patients feel stupid. Anyway, I guess the job got done, but if you want to have as reassuring a doctor's visit as is possible--after all, if you're going to a doctor, you're probably going to be nervous in some capacity--Dr. Richards will instead act like an arrogant jerk, which is hardly reassuring. So take it for what it's worth.
Doctor Richards should have his right to practice medicine taken away. He is haughty, condescending, abrupt and impersonal. He speaks quickly, does not listen and acts as if you are wasting his valuable time. He came into the room, typed his password information into the computer, told me he had reviewed my recent trip to the emergency room and that I was fine. He then received a cell phone call, excused himself and never came back. I was not examined in any way, nor asked if I had any concerns or even if I was feeling better. He spent less than six minutes with me. My urine at the time was bright orange and I later found out that I not only had a bacterial infection, but had Hemolytic Anemia and Splenic Cancer, no thanks to him! DO NOT let anyone you care about go to this man!
My husband just went through a Lithotripsy procedure under the care of Dr. Richards. He seemed as though he had better things to do than explain our options to deal with my Husbandâs kidney stone. As my Husband was about to be put under general anesthetic, Dr. Richards took that opportunity to tell my Husband that his PSA level was at 7.5 and was something that needed to be addressed. This left my Husbandâs last thought before going under that he may have cancer. When Dr. Richards visited with me after the procedure, he very hurriedly explained that he did the procedure but there was no way to know if It was successful until the follow-up appointment when another x-ray would be taken and rushed out of the room giving me no opportunity to ask any questions. We have rescheduled all of my Husbandâs follow-up appointments with another Urologist.
My experience(s) with this doctor have been uniformly bad. Lengthy, lengthy wait time after being called to the exam room (on more than one occasion, I had to get re-dressed and leave after the doctor hadn't appeared for 45+ minutes.) Once he arrives, gives the impression that you are wasting his previous time. If any other choice exists for this specialty, I urge you to use them.
33 Years Experience
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
University Of Wisconsin Hospital
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Locations & DirectionsDean Clinic, 1821 S Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI
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