We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Humana HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Dennis' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dennis has a special interest in bladder cancer, kidney stones, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Dennis trained at Shands HealthCare. He has received distinctions including Florida Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society.. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

Dr. Thomas Stringer, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stringer attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Stringer include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and urinary tract infection (UTI). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Urological Association (AUA) Presidential Citation Award and American Board of Urology. Dr. Stringer is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

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

Dr. Romano Demarco practices pediatric urology. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. Dr. Demarco's areas of expertise include kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and hypospadias. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including Golden Key National Honor Society; Mortar Board Honor Society; and the University of Missouri Chancellor Scholar. Dr. Demarco is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypospadias, Urinary Tract Infection

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

Dr. Denise Schain sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Her clinical interests include urinary tract infection (UTI), sepsis (blood poisoning), and abdominal abscess. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Schain completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Schain takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Islam completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pulmonary tuberculosis, urinary tract infection (UTI), and HIV/AIDS. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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.
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