The Weekly Check-Up Atlanta

Dr. Walter Falconer and Dr. Scott Miller of Georgia Urology

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This week, Dr. Walter Falconer joins guest-host Dr. Scott Miller live on location at Georgia Urology‘s free prostate cancer screening — held Sunday, 9/11 at 2339 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur.

Dr. Walter Falconer

walter-falconerWalter Falconer, M.D. is a partner of Georgia Urology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Falconer received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery and urology residency at Emory University and affiliated hospitals. Dr. Falconer practiced for 12 years with Atlanta Urological Consultants, P.C. prior to merging his practice with Georgia Urology in 2003.

He serves on several hospital committees and is presently the chief of surgery at Dekalb Medical Center at Hillandale and the chief of urology at Dekalb Medical Center. He is a former president of the Atlanta Urological Society and has served on the clinical faculty in the Department of Urology of Emory University School of Medicine.

His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction, stone disease, urinary incontinence, and prostate cancer. He is a member of the American Urological Association, National Medical Association, Georgia State Medical Association, Atlanta Medical Association, and the Atlanta Urological Society.

Dr. Scott Miller

millerThroughout his career, Scott D. Miller, MD has been led by one consistent philosophy: focus solely on patients’ special needs and perfect the techniques necessary to deliver the best possible care.

In adhering to this creed, he’s been nationally recognized by numerous colleagues, media outlets and patients for his achievements and excellence in care and surgical innovation. As a result of his continued diligence, Dr. Miller now serves as Georgia Urology’s director of Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgical procedures that allow for less pain, minimal post-surgery complications, and quicker patient recovery.

Dr. Miller’s work in urologic laparoscopy began when laparoscopy was still a developing practice in the United States. After graduating from the Medical College of Georgia, he completed his urologic residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center; one of the first residency programs to adopt and embrace advanced urologic laparoscopy techniques. This extensive training endowed him with the expert knowledge necessary to begin his career of firsts right here in Atlanta.

In 1995 he became the first physician to bring the art of urologic laparoscopic surgery to Georgia by performing the state’s first laparoscopic nephrectomy (kidney removal surgery) for cancer. In addition to a number of other surgical firsts, including the state’s first robotic prostate removal, Dr. Miller continues to actively develop new surgical techniques and share them with surgeons worldwide. Annually, he performs approximately 300 laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

A great deal of his work is also devoted to the treatment of prostate cancer patients and raising prostate cancer awareness. He is the founder and president of ProstAware, an organization dedicated to educating the Atlanta community about prostate health and how everyone can get involved in the battle against prostate cancer. Dr. Miller is also a regular guest host on The Weekly Check-Up radio show, where he brings together guests from various healthcare fields to provide tips that help listeners lead better, healthier lives.

Dr. Miller has been board-certified by the American Board of Urology since 1997 and continues his professional development today through active membership in societies such as the American Urological Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the Endourological Society. He’s also received a number of awards for medical excellence from several groups and publications, including Top Doctor by the U.S. News and World Report and Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine and established healthcare research company Castle Connolly. Additionally, he is continually committed to the education of others through peer-reviewed journal and book chapter publications, hands-on teaching, and scientific presentations.

When not at the office, he is an avid songwriter and guitarist who loves spending time with his wife, Mindi; his daughter, Allison; and his son, Eric.