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Dr. Howard Tay, MD

Urological Surgeon, Urologist

Professional statement

Dr. Tay's goal as TOP DOC in urology is to provide you with the best possible urological care in a comfortable and compassionate environment. Together, we will tailor your care to meet your needs and allow you to return to your daily routine as soon as possible. Dr. Tay looks forward to treating you soon!

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • AIG
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Urologist
  • Urological Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Arrowhead Hospital
  • John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital
  • John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital
  • Phoenix Baptist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Urology

Education and training

  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s)
  • University of California, San Diego, Residency in Urology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Urological Association
  • American Urological Association, Western Section

Awards and publications

  • Phoenix Magazine TOP DOC 2005
  • Phoenix Magazine TOP DOC 2012
  • TOP DOC Thunderbird Banner Hospital 2006

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1780668558

Office locations

Arizona State Urology

6525 W Sack Dr, Suite 201

Glendale, AZ 85308

Arizona State Urology

1661 E Camelback Road, Suite 102

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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First visits always mean paperwork to fill out so it takes more time. Be prepared for it. Seemed very knowledgeable about treating my medical problems. Glad I chose to go see him. No regrets.
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He is a good and kind doctor and is very professional.
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Was a good experience. He discussed the lab results with me.
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Wait time was 20 - 25 minutes, but Dr. Tay was excellent. He was very up-to-date on my medical issues, and did a great job of thoroughly explaining everything and addressing my questions.
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This appt was for my hubby Randall and this is his overall conclusion of his visit. The office staff was efficient and friendly as was docs assistant, and Doctor Tay was friendly, professional, and thorough with his exam and explanation. Thank you all.
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I have had several appointments with Dr. Tay’s office over the past 2-3 months and have found this office to be very efficient and very professional. Dr. Tay is superb and one thing I really like about him is he asksyou after discussing your case if you have any questions and if you do, he answers those questions to your complete satisfaction. You don’t go home without a clear understanding of what your case involves and how it is going to be treated.
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Fantastic experience. Dr Tay is a blast!
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Doctor Tay and his office are great. They were able to fit me in last minute and were very professional and courteous. He explain in detail what my next options were and if I had any concerns or questions
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Dr. Tay did surgery on my husband today. He was great, took the time to answer all my questions. (Way better than the last Urologist.) He is a great doctor.
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Dr. Tay is a professional and knows his business. I have known him a long time. He has been treating me for about twenty years; maybe for twenty more?
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I was pleased to find Dr. Tay. I have had a rough time finding a doctor who understands the importance of hormone therapy for men. Believe it or not there still seems to be few doctor's familiar with testosterone therapy orrefuse to bring any legitimousy to it. If you think you may be having a problem with testosterone production you should make an appointment with Dr. Tay immediately.
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Very good doctor and friendly staff. I'm looking forward to further visits
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Very easy to talk to and will give options to treatment for your condition.
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He was really nice and very professional!
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So far so good - painless procedure and no complications like I've heard of with others who have had a vasectomy. He came well recommended by an R.N. medical sales friend who knows the doctors in the valley and considers Dr. Tay the best.
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Always satisfied with my visits with Dr. Tay. even if I don't always want to hear what he has to say.
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Outstanding doctor! Thank you,
Less than 3 months ago
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My visit with doctor Tay went really well. He was very patient with me despite my mood (kidney stone), and he was very thorough with everything. I would recommend this urologist to anyone. I felt I was treated nicely by the staff. Thank you.
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Dr. Tay was very clear and comprehensive with my presenting condition. I really appreciated the time he took and his gentle manner. I would highly recommend him for his specialty.
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Dr Tay was very personable and gave me hope for my condition. He listened and was very attentive to my concerns. Highly recommend. It's hard to find a caring doctor these days!
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Was a pleasant office visit everybody was very nice and professional
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Dr. Tay is a very kind person and physician. My wife and I are new to the area and Dr Tay came highly recommended by persons in the oncology profession. We are pleased to have made his acquaintance. We look forwardto a long term relationship with Dr. Tay and his staff. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write about him. Tom B
Less than 3 months ago
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No finer urologist to be found
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Dr. Tay is a true professional who spends the time necessary with each patient to get the job done properly. Often that causes delay in the office but he is worth it.
Less than 6 months ago
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OUTSTANDING VISIT..After being treated with 44 bursts of radiation for prostrate cancer and being 'cured' or so I thought,the DEVIL reappeared..High PSAS are scary.Dr Tay put me on a treatment progr am. Eureka! My PSA fell to a 1.2!!!! The treatmentworked..My anxiety level dropped to the bottom. Thanks Dr Howard Tay!!!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Tay is always good when I see him. He's thorough and will stay with me until all of my and my wife's questions are answered
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thorough examination of medical history and questions about current problems..test of prostate condition included new condition different than previous diagnosis..thoroughly explained recommended medical process needed and options..set lab and testing schedule..felt assured with best doctor and medical treatment..kop
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Dr. Tay has a BIG business. Lots of patients. That's my only criticism. Worth the wait.
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Dr. Tay was very pleasant and explained everything in terms that we could understand.
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I find that Dr. Tay, his P A, and the office staff are knowledgeable and thorough.
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Appointments were running about 30-40 minutes behind schedule. Once i got to see him, Dr Tay was very professional and explained everything I needed to or wanted to know. He outlined a course of treatment and answered any questions I had regarding the treatment.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Tay has been my Urologist Since 2000I have always found him to be highly professional. He is a highly skilled surgeon, who has performed 2 surgeries on me.
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There needs to be more updates from staff rather than patients waiting with no conract. Way too many appointment reminders. Over 10. Ridiculous.
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Dr. Tay does a nice job but the office staff does not leave me with very much confidence. Wait time was long and I have seen samples misplaced. I have to submit a second sample due to the possibility mine was incorrect (someone else's).
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I have complete trust in DR. Howard Tay. Very satisfied.
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It would be very hard to surpass Dr. Tay in any respect. He just needs to visit the cloning factory
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Thoroughness is the first word that comes to mind.
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Dr Tay and Staff were professional & explained details of my illness very well.
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This was my first visit to Arizona State Urology and i could not not have been more impressed. My initial contact with ASU was with Valerie K. and she was not only very professional and efficient, but she was very personablewhich is extremely appreciated being that I was new to this practice and somewhat apprehensive about my visit. Regarding Dr. Tay, what can I say?Dr. Tay is very professional, caring and a very good listener. Dr. Tay and I discussed my current issues and devised a game plan going forward. Dr. Tay explained his initial findings and answered all of my questions. I'm very happy to be under this group of professionals care.
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Best urologist ever.
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the only reason I had longer wait times than normal was due to Dr. having longer stay at hospital . this was beyond his control and he got to see mee as soon as he was able, because he is agood doctor he always spends the time necessary to make sure his patients understands everything before he will leave them, I really appreciate this when it might be me with the extra question.
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Just had my 4-month follow-up after TURP surgery. Dr. Tay and his team were very professional and did an excellent job in preparing and guiding me through the process. All went exactly as they indicated and I am now feeling verywell. I highly recommend Dr. Tay and his support team.
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Dr Tay is very good; he explains things very well.
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I've been seeing Dr. Tay for quite a while. I have always received excellent care from him. I would highly recommend anyone needing a Urologist to see Dr. Tay.
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I did a vasectomy in April of 2018. Dr Tay was professional and kept me informed. He was good about checking in on my comfort during the procedure. He built rapport while he was working which helped me focus on ourconversation instead of worrying about the procedure. I liked how I was able to select the music to listen to on Amazon Alexa while I waited. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Tay and all of his staff. I received excellent care.
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I was not happy with how long it took time wise before I was seen by the doctor.
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Very informative with a good plan for treatment without surgery.
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Dr. Tay took his time to make sure i understood every thing about my case.
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