We found 22 urologists near Anchorage, AK.
Dr. William Clark's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Benjamin Montgomery's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Montgomery attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Lynne McCormick is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McCormick is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Robert Allen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Allen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Allen is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.
Dr. Lawrence Strawbridge specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Anchorage, AK. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Strawbridge an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Andre Godet practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Logan is an Anchorage, AK physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Logan is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. William Lubke sees patients in Anchorage, AK. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lubke studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jeffrey Simerville, who practices in Eagle River, AK, Elmendorf AFB, AK, and Palmer, AK, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Simerville takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.
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The specialty of urology focuses on the structures of the body that produce urine and remove it from the body, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Since related structures in men are responsible for both reproduction and the transportation of urine, urologists specialize in men’s sexual health in addition to disorders of the urinary tract. Urologists treat both men and women, as well as patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly.
Certain urologic conditions are specific to male or female patients. Women are especially prone to stress incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis (a condition causing pain in the bladder), and urethral diverticuli (a structural issue where a small pouch develops from the urethra into the vagina). Some of these conditions may be adequately treated by a gynecologist, but patients may prefer to see a urologist because of their expertise in the urinary tract system. As for men, male infertility and sexual problems can be treated by a urologist. For example, urologists treat erectile dysfunction with medications or prosthetics. They may also perform surgeries such as vasectomies or vasectomy reversals.
Some other conditions that urologists treat include:
- Kidney stones, which are mineral deposits that can form anywhere in the urinary tract. The stones can be quite painful, and some large stones may be impossible to expel naturally. Fortunately, kidney stone treatments have advanced quite a bit in recent years, and a urologist may recommend a procedure such as shockwave lithotripsy (where sound waves are used to break down the stones), or percutaneous extraction (where telescopic tools are inserted through tiny incisions in the back to remove the stones). There can be some pain associated with these treatments, but they are far less invasive than the older methods of removal.
- Urinary tract infections, which are extremely common. However, if they happen over and over again, there may be an underlying problem within the urinary tract.
- Congenital abnormalities, which refers to problems that are present at birth. Congenital abnormalities affect the genitourinary tract more often than any other system of the body, and they range from mild to severe in appearance and effect. The most common abnormality (in male infants) is cryptorchidism, where a testicle does not descend from the body down into the scrotum. Another common problem is hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra appears on the underside of the penis.
- Renal disease, which is the loss of kidney function. For patients with renal disease, their urologist may be their primary surgeon or a coordinating member of their care team.
- Tumors and malignancies, which are especially common in the case of prostate cancer. Urologists are most often consultants to oncologists in these cases.
The American Urological Association recognizes seven subspecialties of urology:
- Pediatric Urology, the treatment of genitourinary tract disorders in children and infants
- Urologic Oncology, the treatment of cancers within the genitourinary tract
- Renal Transplantation, the treatment of severe kidney disease by replacing a non-functioning kidney with a donor kidney
- Male Infertility, the treatment of infertility due to problems with sperm, semen, or male sexuality
- Calculi, the treatment of kidney stones
- Female Urology, the care of women’s urinary health
- Neurourology, the treatment of urinary disorders caused by problems with the nervous system. For example, certain voiding disorders happen when the bladder does not receive signals appropriately, and erectile dysfunction is sometimes due to nerve loss.
Urinary and sexual problems can be especially distressing for many people. Fortunately, urologists are experts at managing these health conditions.