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We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept First Health near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Max Maizels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
640 South Washington
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Max Maizels is a specialist in pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Maizels is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maizels accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Maizels is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Mohammed Shujauddin Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 140
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed is a nephrologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. His areas of expertise include acute kidney injury (AKI), hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul practices family medicine in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Dr. Ramadevi Davarapalli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
235 Remington Boulevard; Suite J
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Ramadevi Davarapalli specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Davarapalli include chronic sinusitis, thyroid problems, and acne. Dr. Davarapalli is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Siddhartha Medical College and Bangalore University. Dr. Davarapalli (or staff) speaks Telugu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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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.