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 specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baskin include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Dr. Baskin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Baskin attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Baskin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baskin's practice is open to 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 works as a pediatric urologist in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Copp include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Dr. Copp is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Copp welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She speaks Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric urology specialist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Disandro include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Disandro performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is 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: 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 is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Autry has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Autry attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Autry's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Autry is accepting 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 is a specialist in obstetrics. She works in San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gates at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include 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. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Gates has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brakeman takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Brakeman attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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 area of specialization is urogynecology. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. Dr. Wittenberg is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Wittenberg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Wittenberg's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Neurostimulation, Implant Surgery, Urge Incontinence, Sexual Medicine, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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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