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We found 12 urologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Hammond, IN.

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Dr. Adam Eric Perlmutter, DO
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Adam Perlmutter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perlmutter accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perlmutter is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Unni honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Unni is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley works as an urologist in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. Clinical interests for Dr. Emley include robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Emley is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Brian Robert Billmeyer, MD
Specializes in Urology
9042 Columbia Avenue
Suite B Munster, IN
 

Dr. Brian Billmeyer works as an urologist. In his practice, Dr. Billmeyer focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Billmeyer is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Billmeyer studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Billmeyer is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Hassan Ismail Alsheik, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
929 Ridge Road; Suite 1
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Hassan Alsheik's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Alsheik average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Alsheik studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Alsheik has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jay Song Hwang, MD
Specializes in Urology
7905 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Jay Hwang is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hwang include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Hwang is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ramesh Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
9042 Columbia Avenue
Suite B Munster, IN
 

Dr. Ramesh Unni is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Merrillville, IN. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Unni accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Unni's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bruce Robert Yalowitz, MD
Specializes in Urology
9042 Columbia Avenue
Suite B Munster, IN
 

Dr. Bruce Yalowitz is an urologist in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Yalowitz honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Yalowitz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Dr. Anthony M Grimaldi, DO
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Anthony Grimaldi is an urologist. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Grimaldi accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Weng Peng, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Weng Peng specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Highland, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Peng is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Grant Stephen Chavin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Grant Chavin's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chavin has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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Dr. Manoj V Rao, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Manoj Rao's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Rao is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao welcomes new patients.

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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.