We found 7 urologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Buffalo Grove, IL.
Dr. Kristian Novakovic, who practices in Glenview, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Highland Park, IL, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Novakovic include computer assisted surgery (CAS) and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Novakovic attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Novakovic completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Jaclyn Milose practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Chicago, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Evanston, IL. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Milose is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.
Dr. Jeffrey Norris sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass female urologic disorders and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Norris honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Norris trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Norris include: Chicago Super Doctors and US News Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Gordon Gluckman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Gluckman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gluckman include laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Gluckman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gluckman attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Dr. Israel Berger works as an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Berger trained at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Berger (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Dr. Narendra Narepalem's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Narepalem attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Narepalem include cancer, kidney stones, and female urologic disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Narepalem average 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narepalem takes. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Infertility, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)
Dr. Scott Tiplitsky's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tiplitsky honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tiplitsky's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).
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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.