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We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Federal Government near Langhorne, PA.

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Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a pediatric urology specialist. Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zaontz completed residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Packer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Dr. Gregory Edwin Dean, MD
Specializes in Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean is an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. Dr. Dean attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Dean has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean welcomes 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.