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We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Coventry near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Max Maizels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 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. Anthony J Schaeffer, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Schaeffer works as an urologist. Dr. Schaeffer has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include urinary tract infection (UTI), interstitial cystitis, and pelvic pain. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schaeffer completed residency programs at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Schaeffer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Pain, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Kavita M Hodgkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kavita Hodgkins' medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hodgkins include kidney problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hodgkins graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Lisa Naomi Brunengraber, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Brunengraber practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Brunengraber performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Brunengraber has received the distinction of Clinical Research Training Program Fellow, National Institutes of Health. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Vaginitis, Essure, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

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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.