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Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth has an open panel.

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Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Zaontz's areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, QualCare, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Packer welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gregory Edwin Dean, MD
Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean is an urologist. Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, QualCare, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean's practice is open to new patients.

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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.