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