We found 5 urologists who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Stoughton, MA.
Dr. Richard McArdle is an urology (urinary tract disease) and preventive medicine specialist. He accepts Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. McArdle graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. Dr. McArdle has received the distinction of Named A Trustee Of Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital.
Dr. Michael Curran practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Curran is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lahey Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: First Prize Clinical Research - American; Academy Pediatrics; and Research Excellence - Lahey Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. Dr. Curran is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and MetroWest Medical Center. Dr. Curran's practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Padraic McCahill's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCahill graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: President of Medical Staff Good Samaritan. Dr. McCahill is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare. He has an open panel.
Dr. Anup Singh is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Prudential (PruCare), in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Singh include: Boston Super Doctors; Fellow of American College Of Surgeons.; and Fellow Of Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh.. Dr. Singh welcomes new patients.
Dr. Robert Schlesinger is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Stoughton, MA and Braintree, MA. Dr. Schlesinger attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schlesinger completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schlesinger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. He is open to new patients.
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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.