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We found 25 urologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Earl Yen-Hwa Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Earl Cheng's specialty is pediatric urology. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cheng is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Craig Alexander A Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N Winfield
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Craig Smith practices pediatric urology in Winfield, IL, Lombard, IL, and Lisle, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Smith takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Arshad Rashid, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rashid specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Rashid include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Rashid has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
0n025 Winfield Road; Suite 407
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Plante's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plante include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Plante is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Plante obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu works as a pediatric urologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Liu's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Kidney Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitkumar Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 405
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amit Patel practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a special interest in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Boettcher Yerkes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yerkes include neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder function test). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Yerkes's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, MD
Specializes in Urology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Ranko Miocinovic practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and prostate screening. Dr. Miocinovic takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Miocinovic is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron W Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urology
25 N Winfield Road; 405
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Cameron Jirschele works as an urologist in Winfield, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Lisle, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jirschele include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jirschele takes. Dr. Jirschele graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Midwest Health, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Jirschele is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan works as a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Kaplan's areas of clinical interest consist of neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaplan is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Kaplan trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kaplan has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett A Trockman, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Brett Trockman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Trockman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include prosthetics, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Trockman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery, Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonas Samuel Benson, MD
Specializes in Urology
610 East Roosevelt Road; Suite 203
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jonas Benson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Benson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benson's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Benson attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy Reversal, Kidney Cancer, Peyronie's ... (Read more)

Dr. John G Christensen Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. John Christensen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Wheaton, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. Christensen's areas of expertise include kidney stones, incontinence, and urodynamics (bladder function test). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Christensen completed a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Christensen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric L Lenting, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Eric Lenting's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lenting include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Lenting is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lenting welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Olufenwa Famakinwa Milhouse, MD
Specializes in Urology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 300
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Olufenwa Milhouse sees patients in Lombard, IL, Lisle, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Milhouse include kidney stones, uterine prolapse, and incontinence. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Uterine Prolapse, Incontinence, Kidney Stones

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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.