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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Baskin include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Baskin's hospital/clinic 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. Michael Joseph Disandro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Disandro is a pediatric urologist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Disandro's areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Disandro's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric urology. In addition to English, Dr. Copp speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Copp attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Copp 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 is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Autry takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Autry's 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' specialty is obstetrics. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Gates has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Gates's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinction: 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. Dr. Gates's practice is open to 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lager at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lager include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lager is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He has a special interest in urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Brakeman attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brakeman's office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldman 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Patients gave Dr. Wittenberg an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Wittenberg focuses on laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Wittenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wittenberg has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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.