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We found 6 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Michael Anthony Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100247
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis is an urologist in Gainesville, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dennis's residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He has received distinctions including Florida Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society.. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Pelvic Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Romano Thomas De Marco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Romano Demarco works as a pediatric urologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Demarco include kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and hypospadias. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demarco's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received distinctions including Golden Key National Honor Society; Mortar Board Honor Society; and the University of Missouri Chancellor Scholar. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypospadias, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Thomas Frederick Stringer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Stringer is an urologist. His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Stringer is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stringer's distinctions include: American Urological Association (AUA) Presidential Citation Award and American Board of Urology.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract Infection, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Victoria Yvonne Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1601 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Victoria Bird is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bird include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bird accepts. She has received distinctions including Exceptional Summer Student Research Award, NINDS, NIH; Argonne National Laboratory Traveling Research Award, Chicago, IL; and Stanley Foundation: research funding award, NAMI, NIMH, NIH.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Constance Schain, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Denise Schain specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among Dr. Schain's clinical interests: urinary tract infection (UTI), sepsis (blood poisoning), and abdominal abscess. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Sepsis, Abdominal Abscess, HIV/AIDS, Infections, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Shehla Peshimam Peshimam, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Shehla Islam is an adult infectious disease specialist in Gainesville, FL. In Dr. Islam's practice, she is particularly interested in pulmonary tuberculosis, urinary tract infection (UTI), and HIV/AIDS. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: MRSA Infection, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Infections, Urinary Tract Infection

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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.