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

Dr. Laurence Baskin is a pediatric urology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Baskin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baskin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baskin is professionally 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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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 is a specialist in pediatric urology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Copp include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Copp takes. She 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, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Copp is 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 works as a pediatric urologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Disandro attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Disandro's clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Disandro 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 works as an obstetrician. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Autry include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Autry's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Autry is open to new patients. She attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. 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 is an obstetrician. These areas are among Dr. Gates's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She 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. She has an open panel.

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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 C Lager, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeannette Lager is a general OB/GYN in San Francisco, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Dr. Lager is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lager accepts. Dr. Lager attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for her residency.

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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 specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Brakeman is especially interested in urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brakeman's professional affiliations include 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 specializes in urogynecology and practices in San Francisco, CA. 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. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Wittenberg average 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Wittenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Wittenberg welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mindy Goldman practices general gynecology. Dr. Goldman graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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