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We found 22 urologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Northridge, CA.

Dr. Steve Soohong Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite #121
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Steve Kim, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias, and hydrocele. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kim takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim include: Southern California Super Doctors; NIH-NIDDK T32 scholar; and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Phimosis, Hypospadias, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Hydrocele, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Jeremy Cosgrove, MD
Specializes in Urology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 800
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Cosgrove works as an urologist in Encino, CA. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Cosgrove's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Cosgrove's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cosgrove honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction

Dr. Daniel Itzhak Brison, MD
Specializes in Urology
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 200
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brison's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Brison honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group. Dr. Brison's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard D David, MD
Specializes in Urology
5522 Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Richard David is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. David takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. David attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. David's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Urology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 800
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Malcolm Cosgrove sees patients in Encino, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Glasgow School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In his practice, Dr. Cosgrove focuses on hormone replacement therapy. Patients gave Dr. Cosgrove an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cosgrove honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Cosgrove welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Soheil Daniel D Niku, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1661 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 310
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Soheil Niku is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Simi Valley, CA, Mission Hills, CA, and Encino, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Niku attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Niku's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Gary C Bellman, MD
Specializes in Urology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 304
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Gary Bellman is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bellman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bellman include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Bellman attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bellman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

Dr. Muni Nanjunda Reddy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
14901 Rinaldi Street; Suite 205
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Muni Reddy is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Simi Valley, CA and Mission Hills, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. Dr. Reddy has an open panel. He is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Urology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 800
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez works as an urologist. In Dr. Gonzalez's practice, he is particularly interested in anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Menopause, Infertility, Anti-Aging, Urinary Incontinence, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lyn Mehdizadeh, MD
Specializes in Urology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 407
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Mehdizadeh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Tarzana, CA and West Hills, CA. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehdizadeh takes. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Mehdizadeh performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mehdizadeh is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Nutrition Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Vaginal Problems, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 514
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Navon is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Navon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Navon's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eugene Dula, MD
Specializes in Urology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 407
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Dula is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dula include hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dula honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dula speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Urology
16133 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 415
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Bakshandeh is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, prostate cancer, and weight management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bakshandeh graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Bakshandeh speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases, Prostate Cancer

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Specializes in Urology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 407
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Richard Shapiro, who practices in Tarzana, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Shapiro's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Shapiro has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael Harris Safir, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 304
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Safir is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in West Hills, CA and Sherman Oaks, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Safir honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Safir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Specializes in Urology
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 200
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Youssef Youssef works as an urologist. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Youssef is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Auckland City Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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What is Urology?

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.