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We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Grandview, MO.

Dr. Carrie Woods Lehr, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 Carondelet Drive; #105
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Lehr's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Lehr's areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Lehr completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Diane Catherine Scheuer, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Blue Ridge Family Physicians, Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Diane Scheuer's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Scheuer's areas of expertise include drug allergy, graves disease, and restless leg syndrome. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Scheuer studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Scheuer trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Harry Lounce, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Blue Ridge Family Physicians, Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Harry Lounce works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Lounce studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lounce trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. On average, patients gave Dr. Lounce a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Dr. Kenneth Steven Braton, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Kenneth Braton sees patients in Grandview, MO and Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, depression, and drug allergy. Dr. Braton is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Braton average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braton honors.

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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.