We found 10 urologists who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Stockbridge, GA.

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Specializes in Urology
290 Country Club Drive; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Benjamin Lee specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lee graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar.

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Dr. Alienor Sylvaine Marly Gilchrist, MD
Specializes in Urology
290 Country Club Drive; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Alienor Gilchrist is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Gilchrist attended Emory University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilchrist accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilchrist is affiliated with WellStar.

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Specializes in Urology
290 Country Club Drive; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. James Libby practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Stockbridge, GA, Griffin, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Libby's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Libby accepts. Dr. Libby attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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Dr. Shaya Taghechian, MD
Specializes in Urology
175 Country Club Drive; Building 300, Suite D
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Shaya Taghechian is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Taghechian's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Urology
290 Country Club Drive; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Orlando Lopez works as an urologist in Griffin, GA, Stockbridge, GA, and Atlanta, GA. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lopez average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with WellStar.

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Specializes in Urology
290 Country Club Drive; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Mauro Folgosa specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Stockbridge, GA, Riverdale, GA, and Griffin, GA. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Folgosa accepts.

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Specializes in Urology
290 Country Club Drive; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. George Jabren is an urologist in Griffin, GA and Stockbridge, GA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jabren takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Jabren is professionally affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Anand T Shantha, MD
Specializes in Urology
119 N Park Trail
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Anand Shantha, who practices in Stockbridge, GA and Riverdale, GA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shantha is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Urology
290 Country Club Drive; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. James Eaton's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eaton graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Dr. James Michael Elmore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
119 N Park Trail
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. James Elmore's area of specialization is pediatric urology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Elmore is professionally affiliated with The Children's Care Network.

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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.

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