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Dr. Robert A Whisnant 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.
Dr. Robert A Whisnant has the following 9 expertise
- Prostate Surgery (Prostatectomy)
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Kidney Stones
- Overactive Urinary Bladder
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urologic Emergencies
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Issues
Dr. Robert A Whisnant has 0 board certified specialties
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I sadly have PTSD due to childhood sexual trauma, I was a patient of his associate at the sane office who removed a tiny cancer from my bladder. After a long time I was sadly switched to Dr. Whisnant. He's a very cold person but he does his job so I stayed. After being a long time patient there having semi monthly cystoscopy checks to make sure the cysts didn't return it went to yearly. Right after my 5th year of yearly exams I sadly had a major depression due to my issues hit me. I in my own fault missed quite a few exams because to someone like me a cystoscopy is a very "invasive" exam. It's hard after what I'd been through. I started having bladder oain and was afraid. They wouldn't schedule me an appointment becaus I'd missed. I had to humiliate myself on the phone and explain my sexual issues to their always unfriendly receptionist. After ending a call weeping I was told he would get back to me. I got an ugly letter a few days later saying I was discharged. Now I'm just sitting here hoping the cancer hasn't come back. Dr. Whisnant is an insensitive uncaring soul and I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. I got the sense he looked down on me since my first visit with him. I apologize for having too many tattoos and not looking the way his upscale patients do. I'm a good person who deserved a bit of understanding and empathy and neither he nor his staff had any. I think he missed the whole Hippocratic oath thing.
I don't know where to begin. First of all, making an appointment is a head ache in itself. The call takers are quite rude. Before you can get a few sentences out, they quickly demand your name/DOB/social like a machine. The appointment is set a month out, or later. Dr. Whisnant conducted a physical examination and determined or diagnosed me with a particular condition. My time with him was under ten minutes. He did not even order blood test or an ultrasound which are automatic for my type of complaint/condition. He referred me to radiology for a procedure. After the two hour procedure the doctors inform me that I do not have the condition that Dr Whisnant diagnosed me with. I follow up with Dr. Whisnant on how this could be. His explanation, "I don't know what they saw. I don't know what to tell you." He clearly has no concern for patients and trying to solve a problem. He recommended that I go elsewhere since I am not satisfied. How could I be?? Doctors using high tech equipment and performing an invasive procedure on me tell me I do not have this condition which contradicts the finding he had after a 5 minute exam? He has no explanation or apology nor does he seem to care. Not only is he a bad doctor but he is a bad human being. Do yourself a favor and avoid this man.
32 Years Experience
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Robert A Whisnant accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry - Southside Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsUrology Associates, 102 Highland Ave SE Ste 105, Roanoke, VA
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