We found 9 urologists who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Exton, PA.
Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Fitzpatrick's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and State University of New York (SUNY) and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzpatrick honors. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Donald Andersen is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Andersen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Andersen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Andersen has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Andersen has an open panel.
Dr. Kenneth Collins is an urologist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Dr. William Merriam specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Merriam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Merriam attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals.
Dr. Ilene Wong's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Dr. Wong welcomes new patients.
Dr. Aseem Shukla sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Exton, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shukla attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.
Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hypospadias
Dr. Deborah Kulp-Hugues is an urologist in West Chester, PA. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kulp-Hugues graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kulp-Hugues completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.
Dr. Gregory Tasian's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tasian include minimally invasive surgery and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Tasian takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney Stones
Dr. Stephen Zderic is an urologist. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave Dr. Zderic a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zderic accepts. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Hypospadias, Reconstructive Surgery
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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.