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 is a specialist in pediatric urology. 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 and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baskin'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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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's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Disandro include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Disandro's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 works as a pediatric urologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Copp completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Copp is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is obstetrics. Patient reviews placed Dr. Autry at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include 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. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Autry studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Autry has received the distinction of 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. Jeannette Christie Lager, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeannette Lager is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Lager average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Lager attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. 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, Ovarian Disease, Pregnancy, Vaginitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena A Gates, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elena Gates is a specialist in obstetrics. Dr. Gates studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gates include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Gates has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Gates's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brakeman has indicated that his clinical interests include urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brakeman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Brakeman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brakeman's office for an appointment.

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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 general gynecology specialist. She 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). These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), bleeding, and menopause. Patients rated Dr. Goldman highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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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. She 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wittenberg include laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Wittenberg is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Wittenberg is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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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