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's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Kim has a special interest in vesicoureteral reflux, hypospadias, and hydrocele. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kim trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; NIH-NIDDK T32 scholar; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Encino, CA. In his practice, Dr. Cosgrove focuses on erectile dysfunction (impotence). The average patient rating for Dr. Cosgrove is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cosgrove's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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 is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Brison graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Sherman Oaks, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. David's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. David graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. David average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. David honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is accepting 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 is an urologist in Encino, CA. He is especially interested in hormone replacement therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Cosgrove is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Cosgrove speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Niku honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Niku attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Niku's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Muni Reddy is an urologist in Simi Valley, CA and Mission Hills, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University.

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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 is an urologist in Encino, CA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: anti-aging, menopause, and sexual medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Mehdizadeh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Mehdizadeh has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Navon is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Navon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gary Bellman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bellman include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Bellman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Bellman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Eugene Dula is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dula include hormone replacement therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Dula highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dula's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric urologist. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, prostate cancer, and weight management. Dr. Bakshandeh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Bakshandeh attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bakshandeh speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tarzana, CA. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Shapiro trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and hormone replacement therapy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro honors. Dr. Shapiro has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His 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. Dr. Safir is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Safir's medical residency was performed 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Porter Ranch, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Youssef has an open panel. Dr. Youssef attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Auckland City Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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.