We found 10 urologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Naples, FL.
Dr. David Ornstein is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ornstein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
Dr. Emil Grieco practices urology (urinary tract disease). United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grieco honors. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.
Dr. Earl Gurevitch is a Naples, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Gurevitch is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Dr. William Figlesthaler is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Naples, FL. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Patient reviews placed Dr. Figlesthaler at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Figlesthaler has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Stuart Bergman is an urologist in Naples, FL. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bergman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Steven Luke works as an urologist in Naples, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Luke attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Alexander Rosen is an urologist in Naples, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Marc Guttman practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Kendall Wise's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wise is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Michael Dangelo works as an urologist. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dangelo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
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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.