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Alan W. Bickel

Alan W. Bickel, MD

Specialties:

Urological Surgery and Urology

Office Phone 719-542-1500

Accepting new patients.

  • Parkview Employed Physician
Patient Rating
4.5 (611 Ratings, 93 Comments)

Biography

Dr. Alan Bickel is a Board-Certified Urologist, caring for patients at Urology Consultants PC since 1992.   He earned his medical degree from Texas A&M University.   He completed residency training at LSU Medical Center.   He earned his Urology Registrar during his training at City Hospital, Nottingham, England.   He has extensive experience in treating various urology conditions, illnesses, and injuries as well as extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery for treatment of complex urologic disease.   When not helping his patients, you can find him either scuba diving or ballroom dancing with his wife. 



Provider's Additional Contact Information

Fax: 719-545-8626

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Comments

4.5 out of 5 (611 Ratings, 93 Comments)
July 15, 2021
Expansion of waiting room and seating
July 13, 2021
Yes, I have a long wait to get in to see the doctor.
June 24, 2021
Lessen the wait time to be seen after original appointment time. Waited 50 minutes.
June 17, 2021
Improve the wait time. I had to wait an hour and fifteen minutes.
June 16, 2021
I think the nurses need to be a little more bit, more polite.
June 16, 2021
I was reassured that a physician MD was responsible for rendering medical services, as opposed to an NP or PA.
June 15, 2021
Dr. Bickel wanted a PSA blood test and they called us the Friday before his appointment on Tuesday to have this lab work done. We would have had to go to Pueblo (we do not live in Pueblo, 50 mile round trip) to LabCorp (where they have a hard time getting his blood-he is a hard stick). We get all of his blood work done in Colorado Springs at Memorial Hospital (120 mile round trip) where they do not have a problem getting his blood. We go twice a year for blood work where they do not have to stick him multiple times. To call on a Friday when his appointment is the next Tuesday is not acceptable. He sees Dr. Bickel one a year. This is not reasonable for us. We did have a PSA done in January, so they used that.
June 10, 2021
Shorter wait times. And over booked too many people at the same time.
June 08, 2021
You did everything right. I couldn't you couldn't have done any better.
June 08, 2021
I think you guys did a good job and it just took a little more time than I expected it would, but I guess that's what it is.
June 01, 2021
I believe that the medical staff did a really good job... paying attention to the needs, that, that I needed... listening to, listen to the issues that I have with my body and reacting accordingly and doing a good job with the surgery.
May 20, 2021
Very pleased with the service. Thank you ??
May 20, 2021
Thank you for your great service!
May 18, 2021
Where do I start. The doctor spent under 5 minutes with me. Never sat down. Stood at the doorway with a paper in his hand as if he was in a hurry. He asked what my age was twice, though he wrote it down the first time. He obviously hadn't read my chart or paid attention to what the nurse had written either. The exam he did lasted literally 2 seconds. Though I told him I was having pain and discomfort, he never asked me where it was. He was very dismissive. I will be asking for another doctor in the future.
May 18, 2021
Everything was very satisfying.
May 13, 2021
There is not anything else that could have been done. I have to travel from out of town so it is nice if my times can be adjusted for my travel.
May 05, 2021
Not a single thing! Dr Bickel went beyond expectations finding a pharmacy I could order an expensive cream for my treatment ghat I could afford. I feel so much better and 10 months UTI infection free!!!
May 04, 2021
I just want to say thank you for all your help. Thank you very much.
April 29, 2021
Start appointment on time.
April 19, 2021
Everything was good. Just need to get this COVID-19 behind us and the mask needs to get more lack. As it's hard to understand people communicating skills, especially since I have a hearing loss and wear hearing aids.
April 19, 2021
As usual, all is well.
April 15, 2021
Dr. failed to put date on x-ray order and the x-ray was put on hold until the office opened at 9:00 a.m. I went early and had to wait at least one and a half hours just to get the info from the office when it opened.
April 08, 2021
Everything was excellent.
March 30, 2021
Nothing. I'm very satisfied.
March 29, 2021
Don't change a thing
March 17, 2021
They monitored me and monitored me and made sure that I felt better before I left, and they'd really did take excellent care of me.
March 11, 2021
Every thing was alrigtt.
March 11, 2021
Provide information about aftercare advancements.
March 11, 2021
Desk nurse was a bit Brusque. Once i said i did have id. I forgot it.
March 09, 2021
You can improve the wait time that people have to wait to get in to see the doctor when you have an appointment at 11:00. You should be able to get in there at least by 11:10 not 1 hour later. Old people have a tendency to have no patience and it escalate behaviors that really isn't necessary.
March 04, 2021
Very satisfied
March 04, 2021
This office has always been excellent with my daughter. Dr. Bickel is an excellent doctor, he listens to our concerns and addresses any issues in a timely manner. Clinical staff is very professional and handled prescription refill requests when requested in a timely manner as well. Thank you for everything!
March 03, 2021
Nurse was officious and did not listen to me. She asked me if I had any urinary issues after I have been a patient there over 6 months.
March 03, 2021
Nothing at this time. Did wonderful job.
February 25, 2021
Spend more time explaining the procedure.
February 23, 2021
Everything done by the provider and staff was excellent. Do not know what improvements could be made.
February 18, 2021
They could improve by being better informed about your history and asking more questions about what's going on. Thank you.
February 16, 2021
All was good
February 15, 2021
Your team ROCKS!!!!!
February 09, 2021
Everything was great, the wait time was pretty long, close too an hour.
February 04, 2021
I waited an hour to be seen...
January 28, 2021
When I was at my visit, my visit was scheduled for 9:30. There was four other people in the waiting room scheduled at 9:30. I got in at 10:30, and my time is as important as yours. That's the only thing that bothered me about the whole thing. When somebody misses 1 appointment it puts you way back. I missed an appointment due to the fact that I was late from your office. Thank you.
January 28, 2021
I believe you did take care of me really well. I believe the doctor in the nurses are very respectful. I believe they were very helpful. I could have used maybe a little more time to the doctor, but I understand he's a very busy man, and I'm sure we'll have time to talk about more later. During the procedure they'll be probably a few times. I'll get to see him. So I'm not worried about all that and it was a pleasant experience overall. So, thank you very much.
January 26, 2021
Dr. Bickel and his associates are friendly, professional, highly knowledgeable, and sincerely caring about me, and very Covid19 cautious. Great doctor who truly helped me!
January 26, 2021
The only problem I have is they were supposed to call me back twice, and they haven't got back with me yet. Other than that, everything was great.
January 18, 2021
It was my first visit and it just seemed that I waited to see the doctor for about 20 minutes and then once I got to see him it took 5 minutes. But all in all it was okay I guess
January 12, 2021
Yes. They never seemed to get the prescription that he is calling in to Safeway to me. I went to pick it up today, and there was no call in for my prescription. Now I have to call, I guess, the Pueblos office.
January 06, 2021
Check your notes. There was a mix up on where meds were supposed to be sent.
January 05, 2021
I don't think they need any Improvement at all need, they did a wonderful job and I thank them. Hello.
December 10, 2020
Dr. Bickel has been a very professional physician. No problem recommending him to others.
December 10, 2020
My appointment was at 9:00 o'clock, I talked to the doctor at 9.45 He was very much in a hurry.
December 03, 2020
Terrible bedside manner very short and unconcerned long wait time for a 30 second visit. Everytime i go in very poor service
December 03, 2020
The staff there was wonderful Dr. Bickel spent maybe 5 minutes in the room with me and rushed off to the next person. He left the room only spending a few minutes and that room rushing off to the next room, which was me and I'm going to the next room after not spending enough time to here or explain the procedures that could be done with me. Usually he's you really good about that. And I understand he's behind on stuff because he got sick from this also, but he should have spent more time explaining things and spending more time with his patients instead of moving them out like cattle, kind of disappointed and I've gone there for a long time never had that happen, but I was very disappointed this time. He was just in and out
December 03, 2020
Fast & friendly, minamal waiting for Dr.
December 01, 2020
I like that. They got me in the same day that I called and I was in and out and only had to take a short lunch break.
November 12, 2020
I never had a problem since I've been going there, and I don't think I ever will. I don't see any changes that you need to make and I appreciate your time and effort. Bye.
November 12, 2020
Dr. often appears to be impersonal and/or preoccupied.
November 10, 2020
Due to COVID there is not much else you can do. This was done at the Lamar Specialty Clinic and it is nice to be able to have a specialist come here for treatment instead of having to go to a bigger city.
November 03, 2020
The wait
October 29, 2020
Nothing I was very happy with everything!
October 29, 2020
More time with the doctor to explain treatment, and and tests, and future treatment, and all my concerns.
October 28, 2020
I thought it was a free office visit till I got your bill today.
October 27, 2020
absolutely nothing. Parkview and their staff and doctors are the greatest
October 15, 2020
I had a 9 o'clock appointment and didn't get into one of the offices until 9:50. So, and the... waiting room was full of people, which was not very comfortable with, with Covid and everything, even though the chairs were sort of apart. So that was the only thing.
October 13, 2020
I guess everything was done pretty good. I'm happy with it.
October 13, 2020
Nothing.... All was good!
October 13, 2020
would speed up the time it takes to have a pre-authorization go through so that I could get a prescription go through in a timely fashion. A lot faster that 3 to 5 business days, more like SAME DAY or NEXT DAY... Especially when you've run out of same prescription and not able to get a refill unless you make a visit. Not very handy, especially when we have to make a 150 mile round trip to see the provider. just sayin...
October 12, 2020
They did fine.
October 06, 2020
Not a thing. I feel very well cared for by this physician and his staff.
October 01, 2020
I felt like the doctor rushed off after his diagnosis. He may know what the problem is, but he could have spent more time with me explaining the situation to me. I do NOT doubt him. But I did have a question that came up after he walked out of the room. I asked the nice lady who scheduled the lab appointments.
September 30, 2020
Went into more detail about what I would experience after surgery. They also need more education or practice on getting iv's to work when a patient is dehydrated. The nurse blew up my veins.
September 29, 2020
I just met with his doctor the first time so I'd I didn't get a very good not a good I didn't get time to spend a lot of time with him. So it's hard for me to write a lot of this. So the next time I see him, I'll be able to reach him a little better or a little more. Thank you.
September 23, 2020
Dr. BICKEL IS KIND< UNDERSTANDING< FUNNY AND COMPETENT>
September 22, 2020
It was actually done a good job. And yeah, I will use them all the time.
September 22, 2020
Everything they did is very according to my needs, and professionally.
September 15, 2020
Doc Bickle was very busy. Lots of folks in the office area. He gave me the time and attention I needed. His nurse, I believe her name is Felicia (she's about to get married) was great.
September 10, 2020
I feel I had a very safe doctor visit!
September 01, 2020
great job
September 01, 2020
I was very satisfied.
September 01, 2020
This app't. was to discuss my fourth 6-month botox injection for my OAB. It was just an app't to talk shortly with Dr. Bickel. App't. was 1:00; I got there and checked in--no papers to fill out, was not for any physical, just a discussion. I was called in at !:35 was done at 1:45. I had transportation to arrange and was not liking to wait for 35-min. for something Dr. Bickel and I could have done by a phone call (at his convenience). Otherwise, I have been pleased with this clinic.
August 27, 2020
Wait time of 45 minutes is pushing too long. I suspect there were multiple appointments for this doctor too close together.
August 24, 2020
I wait for an hour in the room only to speak to the physician for 30 seconds. Also I had to ask multiple times for an x ray order to be sent to parkviews main campus.
August 20, 2020
Nothing comes to mind
August 18, 2020
Nothing could be done better.
August 18, 2020
Replace the Dr with someone who can at least pretend they care.
August 18, 2020
It's alright the way it currently is.
August 17, 2020
Within twenty four hours there is no burning and better flow. Also the extreme dizziness I have been experiencing is much better. Not gone but very encouraging. Also, I am able to make a fist with my arthritic hand that I haven't been able to do in several months. Does the relief of these other issues have any connection with the antibiotics you gave me? I have no clue. But I feel so much better this morning than I have for months. THANK YOU, DR BICKEL
August 13, 2020
Too long a time lag (maybe five days?) between receipt of referral info from my doctor until I finally called to set up an appointment. No idea when I would have been called. :-(
August 13, 2020
Staff very friendly. Doctor seemed professional in asking questions but curt. When seeing him for the first time it would've made me feel a little more at ease if he were at least friendly. The entire visit with him lasted about 3 minutes. I had to wait about 40 minutes for this visit. At the same time, I appreciate that he doesn't waste his or my time. I'm sure he's busy and as a medical professional myself, I'm probably more understanding than his average patient.
August 13, 2020
The doctor could have spent more then 20 minutes in the room so I could actually explain what was wrong instead of just assuming he knew what it was.
August 06, 2020
nothing the visit was top shelf
August 06, 2020
The doctor left the room to check my urine sample saying he would be right back with the results and to discuss the PSA lab test. One hour later he hadn't returned. I left the room, asked his assistant what was going on and she had a dumbfounded look on her face. She asked who I was. She asked me to return to the exam room and told me she would be right back. She came back shortly to ask who I was again and what I was wanting. I told her my name and that I was waiting for the doctor to return with results of the urine exam and the PSA lab test. Another person (nurse?) came back and told me that my urine was clear and that I was to schedule my next appointment for six months. I asked about the PSA results and she said she would print it out and I would get it when I checked out. At check out, she gave me a printed copy. I made my appointment. I had to call the next day as I realized I did not receive a draw order for my February 2021 followup visit.
August 04, 2020
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Texas A&M University College of Medicine

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LSU Medical Center

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