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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Maizels is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Maizels's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Schaeffer focuses on urinary tract infection (UTI), interstitial cystitis, and pelvic pain. Dr. Schaeffer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schaeffer's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Schaeffer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Brunengraber works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brunengraber include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Brunengraber attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Brunengraber has received the distinction of 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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All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Vaginitis, Essure, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kavita Hodgkins is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hodgkins include kidney problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Hodgkins attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. 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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All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Urinary Tract Infection

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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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