When you visit Urology Specialists of Ohio, you will get the opportunity to be cared for by our wonderful team of board-certified urologists and gain access to a team of specialists all in the Springfield and Dayton, Ohio Area.
Many urological conditions share the same symptoms. When it comes to painful urination, blood in your urine, difficulty urinating, or incontinence, these could all be signs of multiple different conditions. This is what makes seeing a urologist who specializes in these conditions so important. To ensure you get a proper diagnosis and can be on your way to necessary treatment and healing.
What Does it Mean to be Board Certified?
At Urology Specialist of Ohio all our Doctors, physician assistants, and nurses are board certified. What does this mean?
The American Board of Urology is a governing body, separate from the State medical licensure system. “The mission of the American Board of Urology is to act for the benefit of the public by establishing and maintaining standards of certification for urologists, working with certified urologists to achieve lifelong learning to insure the delivery of high quality, safe and ethical urologic care.”
To Become a Urologist you, of course, have to go through a significant amount of schooling which usually includes an undergraduate program, followed by medical school, and completed with a residency. This is typical to meet the minimum standards of a state licensure program.
Becoming board certified is an additional and voluntary process that demonstrates a physician’s expertise. “Certification by the American Board of Urology (ABU) involves rigorous testing and evaluation designed and administered by leaders in the field. The certification process evaluates a urologist’s clinical skills based on education, examination, review of actual surgical cases, peer review, and other criteria.”
As board-certified urologists, we strive to stay up to date on evolving knowledge and promote and practice the highest level of evidence-based guidelines and standards. It is what has helped us successfully care for our patients and exceed industry standards.
Let’s Meet the Team
If you haven’t ever stepped foot into one of our clinics, here are some of the friendly faces you can expect to meet.
Dr. Ananth Annamraju
Dr. Annamraju has been practicing since 2000. Dr. AJ completed his undergraduate education at the University of Akron, medical school at the Northeastern Ohio university college of Medicine, and residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Dr. AJ is a board-certified urologist in Ohio. He was a key member of the team that brought the DaVinci robot to Springfield.
Dr. James Colombo
Dr. Colombo began his urologic career in Columbus, Ohio in 2007. He decided he wanted to join Urology Specialists of Ohio to allow more time with his family. He completed his undergraduate education at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, medical school at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio and residency at University of Cincinnati Hospital. Dr. Colombo is a board-certified urologist.
Dr. Eric Espinosa
Dr. Espinosa joined the practice in 2007. He completed his undergraduate and medical school at the University of Texas and residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He is a board-certified urologist. Dr. Espinosa is a member of the American Urology Association and the Clark County Medical Society.
Dr. Eric Hick
Dr. Hick completed his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and urology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
He served in the US Air Force for 11 years and has been awarded several medals and decorations including two medals for his service in Iraq as both a trauma surgeon and urologist.
Dr. Hick is a board-certified urologist and member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. V. Wally Mardovin
Dr. Mardovin joined in 2001. He completed his undergraduate education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, medical school at Wright State University and residency at Wright State and the University of Cincinnati Hospital. Dr. Mardovin is a board-certified urologist.
Board Certified Urologist in Dayton Ohio
Whether you are experiencing urological symptoms, curious about cancer screenings, or thinking about having a vasectomy, if it involves your urinary tract, an experienced Urologist near Dayton, Ohio is going to be your best choice for care. Contact our offices at Urology Specialist of Ohio, Today!