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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias, and hydrocele. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kim has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; NIH-NIDDK T32 scholar; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Hebrew. In Dr. Cosgrove's practice, he is particularly interested in erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Cosgrove graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction

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

Dr. Daniel Brison is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Valencia, CA and Porter Ranch, CA. Dr. Brison is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The University Hospital, Newark. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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

Dr. Richard David's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. David focuses on robotic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. David speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. David welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Gary Bellman, who practices in West Hills, CA and Woodland Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bellman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Bellman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Malcolm Cosgrove is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Encino, CA. Dr. Cosgrove is a graduate of the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cosgrove completed a residency program at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He is especially interested in hormone replacement therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Cosgrove is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Cosgrove has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Niku honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Niku is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Joseph Navon's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Navon graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Muni Reddy practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Simi Valley, CA and Mission Hills, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Reddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for his residency. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross 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

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

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include diabetes, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Mehdizadeh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Mehdizadeh is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Youssef Kamel Saad Youssef, MD
Specializes in Urology
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 200
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Youssef Youssef, who practices in Porter Ranch, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Auckland City Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Youssef speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Facey Medical Group. Dr. Youssef welcomes 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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dula speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dula include hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dula accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hormone Replacement Therapy

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

Dr. Richard Shapiro is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Urologic Disorders, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Safir is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Safir's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Safir (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Dr. Gladys Yee Duen Ng, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 604
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Ng is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ng's clinical interests include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ng speaks Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

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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.