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We found 22 urologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Panama City, FL.

Dr. Rafael Ernesto Carrion, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Carrion is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Carrion is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Carrion has received professional recognition including the following: Leadership, AUA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mark Joseph Swierzewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
2803 West St. Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Swierzewski works as an urologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Swierzewski's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Lahey Clinic, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mastandrea's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mastandrea include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mastandrea has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; South Tampa Center 7th Floor, Usf
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez takes. Dr. Hernandez attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Tod Joseph Fusia, MD
Specializes in Urology
2803 West St. Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tod Fusia's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fusia include robotic surgery. Dr. Fusia's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fusia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Howard Brian Heidenberg, DO
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Heidenberg's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Heidenberg obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Dennis Leroy Roy Hoover, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Hoover works as a pediatric urologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: circumcision and lithotripsy (stone fragmentation). Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Hoover's training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Lithotripsy, X-Rays

Dr. Malcolm Root, MD
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Malcolm Root is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Root is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Root accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biopsy

Dr. Chandler David Dora, MD
Specializes in Urology
2708 W Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Chandler Dora is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic prostatectomy and stress urinary incontinence. 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. Dora studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Dora's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Prostatectomy

Dr. Justin Lewis Parker, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Justin Parker works as an urologist. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Parker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Luis Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6, Usf Department of Urology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lockhart completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Dr. Ethan Gus Polsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N. Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ethan Polsky specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polsky accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Polsky is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Urology
1 Davis Boulevard; #604
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Raviender Bukkapatnam's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Bukkapatnam has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Bukkapatnam (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Dr. Bukkapatnam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Fernando Enrique Coste Delvecchio, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Coste-Delvecchio practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Coste-Delvecchio accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Dr. Mark Elliot Kolligian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Kolligian sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Kolligian has indicated that his clinical interests include spina bifida. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spina Bifida

Dr. Sisir Botta I, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sisir Botta works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Botta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Botta trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Botta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.