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

Dr. Anthony J Schaeffer, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Schaeffer works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaeffer include urinary tract infection (UTI), interstitial cystitis, and pelvic pain. Dr. Schaeffer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Schaeffer is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Max Maizels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Max Maizels' medical specialty is pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Maizels has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maizels accepts. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Brunengraber, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and contraception (birth control). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Brunengraber graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Brunengraber completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brunengraber's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Menopause, Pelvic Pain, Ovarian Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Vaginitis, ... (Read more)

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). Dr. Hodgkins's clinical interests encompass kidney problems. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program.

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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.