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Dr. Howard Tay, MD

Urology •  Male

  
Dr. Tay

Ironwood Urology

6525 W Sack Dr Ste 201 Glendale, AZ 85308
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Dr. Howard Tay, MD is an urology specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1990 and specializes in urology.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tay

3.9

Based on 52 reviews

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Husband had a visit and the whole experience was horrible. Waited 45 mins, then they said Sonora quest lost his labs and redrew him then was gonna let him go without seeing the Dr even after paying a copay!!! He told them he’s seeing the Dr who came in rushed and not attentive. Felt the whole thing was horrible. Very disappointed in the care.
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Addressed my concerns. HOWEVER, this is my second appointment with him and the second time I have had to wait at least 45 minutes past my appointment time. To me, that’s unacceptable and I will find a new provider.
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Saw Howard Tay on two occasions. He had the audacity to keep me waiting for over an hour and then exhibited palpable impatience when I required him to answer questions about my condition. He exhibited very rudimentary knowledge of my condition ( non bacterial prostatitis) including protocols used by leading doctors in the field. To be fair he could likely handle a medication issue or plumbing procedure that is clearly defined, but definitely NOT a diagnostician. Keep that in mind.
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Had PVP surgery 3 months ago. Couldn't have expected a better outcome. The bottom line is you have to go to a doctor who has skills diagnosing patients, and delivering the appropriate surgical outcomes. Dr. Tay has major skills; and, if I have any other urological problems, I'll go to him. I live on the east coast, not around the corner; and, Dr. Tay is the man!
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All people I met there were excellent, except one, the nurse practitioner Wall. Unfortunately, it only takes one person to bring down a practice. She's unprofessional, condescending, rude, disrespectful, lacks people skills, and has quite the chip on her shoulder. Asking her questions appears to confuse her & make her angry, and she seems to have trouble properly phrasing questions; which leads me to question her competency, and question why she is allowed to be there.
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Dr Tay is very professional and explains fully what needs to be done. He gives a proper amount of time and attention to his patient and I always feel confident that he is looking after me very well. I had a serious condition requiring surgery which Dr Tay carried out and 3 years later I am still doing well and on annual follow up. Highly recommend Dr Tay.
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Dr Tay and his office team were phenomenal. I will definitely recommend him to others
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Saw him last week for a vasectomy. Everything went smoothly without a hitch. He made a single opening and had a device that gave me the anethesia without any pain. It took 15 minutes and I was done. Would definitely recommend Dr. Tay to anyone thinking of having a vasectomy
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Treat all of my patients like they are family.

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Uc San Diego Mc
Residency Hospital
1991
Uc San Diego Mc
Internship Hospital
1990
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School
1985
Uc Berkeley
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Toc Doc - Banner Thunderbird Hospital, 2006
  • Top Doc - Phoenix Magazine, 2005

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(602) 337-8500

Dr. Tay accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Tay's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bladder Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tay treats Bladder Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tay treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tay performs TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tay performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Bladder Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tay treats Bladder Infection more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tay treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tay's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy
  • Dyspareunia
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Infertility
  • Interstim® Sacral Nerve Stimulator
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Surgery for Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • No-Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sperm Abnormalities
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testicular Implants
  • Testopel® Pellet
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Bladder Reconstruction With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)