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We found 7 urologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Elgin, IL.

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Dr. Ning Zhong Wu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 320
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Ning Wu is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Urology
745 Fletcher Drive
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Roth is an urologist in Elgin, IL, Barrington, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Brian M Keuer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 320
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Brian Keuer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Keuer attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. David E Goldrath, MD
Specializes in Urology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 320
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Goldrath, who practices in Barrington, IL, Elgin, IL, and Crystal Lake, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Goldrath graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Goldrath trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Urology
750 Fletcher Drive; Suite 203
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Brian Gerber is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerber studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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Dr. James H Griffin, MD
Specializes in Urology
745 Fletcher Drive; Suite 301
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. James Griffin practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Griffin has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
1425 N Mclean Boulevard; Suite 900
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Ramesh Khanna's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khanna is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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What is Urology?

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.