We found 5 urologists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Coatesville, PA.
Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Fitzpatrick attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fitzpatrick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Donald Andersen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andersen accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. Dr. Andersen is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Kenneth Collins specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Dr. Collins graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Ilene Wong is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Her professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Wong is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Wong accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.
Dr. William Merriam works as an urologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Merriam has an open panel. Dr. Merriam is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.
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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.