We found 6 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Cigna near New Haven, CT.

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Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm, who practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Armm honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Armm attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Armm's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marianne Passarelli specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Passarelli accepts. Dr. Passarelli has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY).

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All Interests: Ureteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Muldoon practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Fairfield, CT and New Haven, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Muldoon include prostate problems, bladder cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Muldoon is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Muldoon is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shabnam Kashani is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Kashani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She studied medicine at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Her residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kashani is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kashani's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Pap ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Shirin Shirani practices adult nephrology in New Haven, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Shirani studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Fredric Finkelstein specializes in adult nephrology and practices in New Haven, CT. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Finkelstein is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Finkelstein takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, ... (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.