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
1855 Fourth Street; Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Baskin specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Baskin include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baskin accepts. 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 and then he performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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

Dr. Hillary Copp specializes in pediatric urology and practices in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Copp attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Copp speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She 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. Michael Joseph Disandro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Disandro specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Disandro include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Dr. Disandro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Disandro welcomes 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. Amy M Autry, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2356 Sutter Street; 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amy Autry's specialty is obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Autry's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Autry has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in obstetrics. She works in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Gates performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Gates has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gates 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 pediatric nephrologist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Brakeman 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brakeman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is open to 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's medical specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Wittenberg's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wittenberg graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Neurostimulation, Implant Surgery, Urge Incontinence, Sexual Medicine, Rectovaginal Fistula, 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.
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