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 specializes in pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maizels honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Maizels attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Maizels is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaeffer include urinary tract infection (UTI), interstitial cystitis, and pelvic pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Schaeffer average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaeffer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 is open to 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' area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hodgkins include kidney problems. Dr. Hodgkins is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Brunengraber is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Brunengraber include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brunengraber accepts. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Brunengraber has received professional recognition including the following: Clinical Research Training Program Fellow, National Institutes of Health. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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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.
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