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We found 9 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Blue Shield 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's area of specialization is pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Dr. Baskin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Baskin attended 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 has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 works as a pediatric urologist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Disandro include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Disandro attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Disandro is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incontinence, Spina Bifida, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic Bladder, Vesicoureteral ... (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 pediatric urology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Dr. Copp takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Copp's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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

Dr. Amy Autry is an obstetrician in San Francisco, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Autry honors. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Autry attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Autry 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, 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, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Dr. Gates's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Gates average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gates accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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. Jeannette Christie Lager, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeannette Lager practices general obstetrics & gynecology in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lager's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lager honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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

Dr. Paul Brakeman specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. Dr. Brakeman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Brakeman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Mindy E Goldman, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mindy Goldman sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Daly City, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Goldman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Goldman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg's area of specialization is urogynecology. In her practice, Dr. Wittenberg focuses on laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wittenberg accepts. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Wittenberg trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wittenberg's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Urodynamic Testing, 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.