We found 7 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Aetna HMO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Laurence S Baskin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Baskin is a pediatric urology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baskin graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Baskin trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Incontinence, Spina Bifida, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Disandro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Disandro is a pediatric urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Disandro include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Disandro graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Disandro completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Spina Bifida, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hillary Lynne Copp, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hillary Copp is a specialist in pediatric urology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Copp's areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Copp attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Copp takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Spina Bifida, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy M Autry, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2356 Sutter Street; 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amy Autry's area of specialization is obstetrics. Dr. Autry graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Autry accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginitis, Bleeding, Ovarian Disease, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena A Gates, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elena Gates practices obstetrics in San Francisco, CA. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gates attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gates honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginitis, Bleeding, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul R Brakeman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Paul Brakeman is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He has a special interest in urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Brakeman attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Brakeman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
55 Franciso Street; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg specializes in urogynecology. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wittenberg include laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. Dr. Wittenberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wittenberg's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Neurostimulation, Implant Surgery, Urodynamic Testing, Urge Incontinence, Sexual Medicine, Fecal ... (Read more)

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What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, happens when bacteria enter the body through the opening where urine is normally released. The bacteria infect the lining of the urethra and bladder, turning them red and inflamed. This causes pain in the abdomen or pelvic area, a burning sensation during urination, a sense of urgency about going to the bathroom, frequent urination, and urine that smells bad and looks cloudy, or even contains traces of blood. If the urinary tract infection is severe, it may travel all the way to the kidneys, a more serious kind of UTI called pyelonephritis. Patients with this kidney infection might have blood in their urine, feel back pain, and develop a fever.

Urinary tract infections are extremely common: 12% of all men and 40-50% of all women will have a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. They are more common in women because women have shorter urethras, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel from the outside of the body to the bladder and cause an infection. Some people also have urethras that are an unusual shape or have an obstruction in the urethra that makes getting a UTI more likely. Also, certain chronic illnesses like diabetes weaken the immune system, so any bacteria in the body are more likely to cause an infection.

A urinary tract infection can be diagnosed very quickly by a doctor. A sample of urine can be examined under a microscope for the presence of bacteria or white blood cells. There are also diagnostic strips that can be used to test a urine sample without the need for a microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment is a course of oral antibiotics, and most patients feel better within just a few days. There are some things that patients can do themselves to help reduce the risk of getting a urinary tract infection in the future. Stay well hydrated, wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom, wear breathable cotton undergarments, and don’t hold it in when you feel the urge to go.