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We found 8 urologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Joy G Paul, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joy Paul is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Torrance, CA. Dr. Paul (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Paul's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paul is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Paul's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Mark Wilfred Tamarin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
22617 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tamarin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include prostate problems. Dr. Tamarin is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tamarin average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems

Dr. Shelby Nicole Morrisroe, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shelby Morrisroe's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Morrisroe completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, kidney stones, and reconstructive surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Morrisroe has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Morrisroe has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Joji Yamauchi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. George Yamauchi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. He speaks Japanese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yamauchi include prostate problems. Dr. Yamauchi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Yamauchi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamauchi has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner, who practices in Torrance, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Dr. Flechner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Flechner speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer M Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malhotra's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Malhotra's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Dr. Nickolas Albert Tomasic, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nickolas Tomasic is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Tomasic's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Tomasic's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tomasic honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Dr. Manish D Mehta, MD
Specializes in Urology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; 109
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Manish Mehta's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mehta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sacred Heart Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehta's office for an appointment.

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What is Urology?

The specialty of urology focuses on the structures of the body that produce urine and remove it from the body, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Since related structures in men are responsible for both reproduction and the transportation of urine, urologists specialize in men’s sexual health in addition to disorders of the urinary tract. Urologists treat both men and women, as well as patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly.

Certain urologic conditions are specific to male or female patients. Women are especially prone to stress incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis (a condition causing pain in the bladder), and urethral diverticuli (a structural issue where a small pouch develops from the urethra into the vagina). Some of these conditions may be adequately treated by a gynecologist, but patients may prefer to see a urologist because of their expertise in the urinary tract system. As for men, male infertility and sexual problems can be treated by a urologist. For example, urologists treat erectile dysfunction with medications or prosthetics. They may also perform surgeries such as vasectomies or vasectomy reversals.

Some other conditions that urologists treat include:

  • Kidney stones, which are mineral deposits that can form anywhere in the urinary tract. The stones can be quite painful, and some large stones may be impossible to expel naturally. Fortunately, kidney stone treatments have advanced quite a bit in recent years, and a urologist may recommend a procedure such as shockwave lithotripsy (where sound waves are used to break down the stones), or percutaneous extraction (where telescopic tools are inserted through tiny incisions in the back to remove the stones). There can be some pain associated with these treatments, but they are far less invasive than the older methods of removal.
  • Urinary tract infections, which are extremely common. However, if they happen over and over again, there may be an underlying problem within the urinary tract.
  • Congenital abnormalities, which refers to problems that are present at birth. Congenital abnormalities affect the genitourinary tract more often than any other system of the body, and they range from mild to severe in appearance and effect. The most common abnormality (in male infants) is cryptorchidism, where a testicle does not descend from the body down into the scrotum. Another common problem is hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra appears on the underside of the penis.
  • Renal disease, which is the loss of kidney function. For patients with renal disease, their urologist may be their primary surgeon or a coordinating member of their care team.
  • Tumors and malignancies, which are especially common in the case of prostate cancer. Urologists are most often consultants to oncologists in these cases.

The American Urological Association recognizes seven subspecialties of urology:

  • Pediatric Urology, the treatment of genitourinary tract disorders in children and infants
  • Urologic Oncology, the treatment of cancers within the genitourinary tract
  • Renal Transplantation, the treatment of severe kidney disease by replacing a non-functioning kidney with a donor kidney
  • Male Infertility, the treatment of infertility due to problems with sperm, semen, or male sexuality
  • Calculi, the treatment of kidney stones
  • Female Urology, the care of women’s urinary health
  • Neurourology, the treatment of urinary disorders caused by problems with the nervous system. For example, certain voiding disorders happen when the bladder does not receive signals appropriately, and erectile dysfunction is sometimes due to nerve loss.

Urinary and sexual problems can be especially distressing for many people. Fortunately, urologists are experts at managing these health conditions.