We found 7 urologists who accept Humana HMO near Safety Harbor, FL.
Dr. James Zachary's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zachary include kidney stones and urinary tract infection (UTI). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Zachary is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urinary Tract Infection
Dr. Michael Szostak is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Szostak is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szostak include kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and robotic prostatectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szostak takes. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Szostak performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)
Dr. Martin Richman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and sexual dysfunction. Patient ratings for Dr. Richman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richman takes. Dr. Richman studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Arnold practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Palm Harbor, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Arnold include sexual dysfunction and robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnold average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Arnold's medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.
Clinical interests: Penile Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Sexual ... (Read more)
Dr. Lonnie Klein's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include female incontinence, kidney stones, and infertility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Klein's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.
Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Kidney Problems, Stress Urinary ... (Read more)
Dr. Chad Hubsher's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Hubsher attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.
Dr. Donald Bergner's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bergner takes 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.