Dr. Malcolm Root, MD

Dr. Malcolm Root, MD

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Dr. Malcolm Root, MD is a Urology Specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Root has more experience with Urinary Conditions and Urinary Calculi & Removal than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Root to book an appointment.

Locations

Florida Urology Partners

Florida Urology Partners, LLP1 Davis Blvd Ste 604 Tampa, FL 33606
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Dr. Root's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Root

3.5

Based on 22 ratings

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Been with him 20 years. I have complete confidence in Dr Root!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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W Bierce – Dec 17, 2020
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He was my urologist for several years...personable...THEN one day, I told him that one of the things he was treating me for (low testosterone...poor results) I was turning over to my primary physician. He instantly appeared miffed and pissed off...did a prostate exam, turned around and stormed out. Very childish reaction like a bruised ego...never heard from him again, and I terminated my relationship. He's okay until you hurt his feelings, I guess. I wouldn't recommend starting a new relationship with him, do to this experience
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
No results
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Former male senior citizen patient – Aug 12, 2020
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I met with Dr Root 1x. I was referred to see him subsequent to blood tests. Pros with Dr Root Pleasant, courteous, explained things clearly. Cons: Dr Root has a joint practice with 5 or 6 other urologists. I went on Feb 9th several weeks before the shut down. His office was extremely crowded...we didn't feel comfortable sitting, way too many people. After the visit. I received a phone call from his office a staff person shared that my chest x ray came out +. I told the staff admin person I never had a chest x-ray....ok bad but not terrible. Called office to explain given chest x ray result when I never had one and told the office not happy about that, then called 2 weeks later explaining I would be seeing another urologist asked for medical record.....copy sent to me 2x with blank file.Explained I would see other urologist closer to me 2x. June 20th reminder call for appt I never made called office ask for Dr Root to call me. Admin staff incompetent. No call back from Dr
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Jul 28, 2020
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Malcolm Root has been taking care of my water works for about 20 years, including one surgery that was successful. I've found him competent, thorough, complete in his explanations, conservative when this is called for, decisive when he needs to be, and personally congenial. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Larry Thornberry – Jun 06, 2020
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I’ve been seeing Dr Root for 15 years. I always find him very caring, capable and excellent in his treatments. He has performed 2 surgeries and at St Joseph’s Hospital and other locations, Nurses spoke very highly of him and one said she took her mother to him because he’s the best in her opinion. I’ve always had high confidence in him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M. ODonnell – May 15, 2020
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He is always willing to talk and listen to all your concerns. He is thorough and persistent in finding an effective solution. Staff is always friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Cheryl Ross in Brandon, FL – Feb 13, 2019
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Three words to describe this doctor: DIRTY, DESTRUCTIVE, DANGEROUS.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Tampa, FL – Mar 01, 2018
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Best Urologist there is hands down. He's nice and is also funny to talk with. He genuinely cares and it shows.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Pete in Seminole, FL – Oct 06, 2017
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Sent biopsy to a lab that did not identify aggressive adenocarcinoma cells. Followed with incorrect MRI test for biopsied prostrate. Told patient with grade 5 cancer cells that treatment could be postponed 9 months.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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gibsonton, fl – Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. Root treated my wife for kidney stones and we were very satisfied with the quality of his service. Dr. Root is responsive and truly cares about his patients. If you have a kidney stone Dr. Root is the go to guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dr. Robert McGinnis in Tampa, FL – Jan 25, 2017
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Dr. Root was extremely helpful when dealing with my 88 year old father's sensitive urological issues. His grace, poise, and compassion during all facets of my father's care impressed me and my family immensely. His office staff was very helpful and made the entire stressful time in our lives much simpler. I simply cannot thank Dr. Root enough for all the help he has given me and my family, and I recommend him highly to anyone needing top notch medical care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Nick P in Tampa, FL – Nov 20, 2016
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Dr. Root was exceptionally capable and compassionate in the care of my 98-year-old father with bladder cancer. He made the difficult end of life care as thoughtful and gracious as could be. Our whole family is so grateful to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Bonnie Saks, MD in Tampa, FL – Jan 25, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Root

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Root treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Root treats other conditions, please contact the office at (813) 253-3007.

Urinary Conditions

Compare with other Urinary Conditions specialists.

Dr. Root is experienced in the area of Urinary Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Root
Similar Providers
Polyuria
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Urinary Calculi & Removal

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Urinary Calculi & Removal specialists.

Dr. Root is experienced in the area of Urinary Calculi & Removal. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Root
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Urinary Stones
Kidney Stones
Lithotripsy
Ureteral Stones
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Root's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Function Test
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Scan
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Circumcision
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Epididymitis
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Phimosis
  • Polyuria
  • Priapism
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Stones
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Spermatocele
  • STD Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocele
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Malcolm Root, MD is a Urology Specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Root has more experience with Urinary Conditions and Urinary Calculi & Removal than other...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

Penn St University Hp M S Hershey Mc
Residency Hospital
Tampa Gen Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Malcolm Root, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Root frequently treats Urinary Conditions and Urinary Calculi & Removal. See all practice areas where Dr. Root specializes.

Where is Dr. Malcolm Root, MD's office located?

Dr. Root's office is located at 1 Davis Blvd Ste 604, Tampa, FL 33606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Root is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital

Tampa, FL

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Joseph's Hospital

Tampa, FL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received