University Urological Associates Inc.
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Rhode Island Hospital Campus Office
Medical Office Center
2 Dudley St.
Suite 175/185
Providence, RI 02905

East Side Office
195 Collyer St.
Suite 201
Providence, RI 02904

East Bay Office
450 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02914

Brown Urology
827 North Main St
Floor 2 Suite 4
Providence, RI 02904

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I make an appointment?

All the physicians of University Urologists see patients by appointment. An appointment can be made by calling any of the numbers listed below. If you feel that you are in need of emergency attention and one of the physicians is not available you should go to the emergency room. Our physicians are on the staff at Miriam, Pawtucket Memorial and Rhode Island Hospitals. Your health plan may require a referral from your primary care physician to be seen by one of our urologists.

Name Specialty Contact Number
Dr. Anthony Caldamone Pediatric Urology 401-421-0710
Dr. Pamela I. Ellsworth Pediatric Urology 401-421-0710
Dr. Rashmi Licht Adult Urology 401-435-8486
Dr. Bradley Miller Adult Urology 401-435-8488
Dr. Kennon Miller Incontinence & Reconstructive Urology Laparoscopy 401-435-8480
Dr. Gyan Pareek Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery Endourology 401-272-7799
Dr. Alan Podis Adult Urology 401-421-0710
Dr. Joseph F. Renzulli, II Adult Urology 401-272-7799
Dr. Mark Sigman Male Infertility and ErectileDysfunction 401-421-0710
Dr. Arthur Wong Adult Urology 401-272-7799
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Q. What are the billing and insurance policies?

University Urological associates, Inc. participates in most major health insurance plans including Blue Cross, Medicaid, Medicare, United Health Plan and many commercial insurance plans. If we do not participate in a particular plan, we will accept payment of our customary fees and provide you with a receipt for your insurance claim reimbursement. If you do not have health insurance or the specific service provided is not a covered service, we can make payment arrangements. Some insurance plans require a referral from your primary care physician, pre-authorization of surgical procedures, and payment of deductibles, coinsurance or co-payments. We are contractually obligated to adhere to these administrative requirements and will advise you of the specific requirements of your insurance plan.

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Q. What are your office hours?
A. Our office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. However, we are closed on the following holidays: January 1st, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Christmas Day, & President's Day.
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Q. How do I reschedule or cancel an appointment?
A. Usually you must give us 48 hours notice so that we may allow other patients the opportunity to take your appointment and, if necessary, reschedule your visit. However, it is most courteous to call as soon as you realize you must reschedule or cancel. Please try to be on time for your appointment. If you are running late, call ahead and let the office know your estimated time of arrival.
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Q. How can I prepare for my appointment?
A. Please assist us by remembering to bring the following to your appointment:
  • Referral form (for HMO insurance, if required).
  • Insurance cards and a means of identification such as a driver's license.
  • List of current medications you are taking including prescriptions, over the counter medications, and any herbs.
  • Relevant information about your medical and surgical history. Bring any pertinent x-rays or records you may have.
  • Important questions you would like to ask the doctor.
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Q. How do I obtain a refill of my prescriptions?
A. We prefer that you ask for prescription refills during your normal visit. However, if you need a prescription refill prior to a visit, please call the office. You will be prompted for the following information:
  • Your name
  • A daytime telephone number with area code
  • The physician who prescribes your medication
  • Your birth date
  • The name and spelling of the medication
  • The approximate number of doses you have left
  • The Pharmacy name and phone number with area code
It is helpful to have the actual prescription bottle handy when you call our prescription line. If you have only a few pills remaining, please indicate that the request is urgent when asked how many doses you have left. It is much better to contact our office before the situation is urgent to give ample time to consult with your physician if necessary. Please allow 1 to 3 days for routine prescription refills and 24 hours for urgent requests. You will receive a confirmation phone call when your prescription has been filled or called to your pharmacy.
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