We found 8 urologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Bridgeville, PA.
Dr. Ronald Benoit specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Benoit attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.
Dr. Heidi Stephany is a specialist in pediatric urology. She works in Pittsburgh, PA, Monroeville, PA, and Bridgeville, PA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephany takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Stephany completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Stephany is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Dr. Glenn Cannon, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Bridgeville, PA, and Monroeville, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Cannon's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cannon takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Cannon attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Jay Herman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret.
Dr. Francis Schneck is a pediatric urology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneck is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneck is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Dr. John Franz is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Franz studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more.
Dr. Robert Turner is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Turner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.
Dr. Jeffrey Wilson sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wilson studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.
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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.