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We found 20 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Highmark Blue Shield near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Ariana Leigh Smith, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ariana Smith specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include urodynamic testing, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and ureteral surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Cystocele, Holistic Approaches, Urodynamic Testing, Female Urologic Disorders, Interstitial ... (Read more)

Dr. William Ira Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Jaffe works as an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffe include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Irwin Stuart Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Irwin Goldstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Interstitial Cystitis, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Laurence Bloch, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jay Bloch is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at MetroWest Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloch include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Bloch's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bloch is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Leonard Carpiniello, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Victor Carpiniello practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carpiniello obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Carpiniello (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Cancer, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Caleb Kovell, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Walnut Street, Floor 19; Division of Urology, Univ of Pa Health System
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Kovell is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kovell attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Penile Disorders, Penile Cancer, Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Urethral Reconstruction, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tara Frenkl works as an urologist. Dr. Frenkl's clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and female urologic disorders. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Urge Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Tests, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ingride Richardson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: urodynamic testing, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and urinary retention. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Richardson is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. She accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Cystocele, Low Testosterone, Ureteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lily Agarwal Arya, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1000 Courtyard; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lily Arya is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Arya's clinical interests: cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse, and rectocele repair. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Arya trained at Columbia University Medical Center for her residency. Her distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 - 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Cystocele, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
800 Spruce Street, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine; Floor 8
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Debbs is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Debbs honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Debbs has an open panel. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naasha J Talati, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1800 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Naasha Talati's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Talati (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: tropical diseases, tuberculosis (TB), and osteomyelitis. Dr. Talati is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talati honors.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Endocarditis, Tuberculosis, Fever, Latent Tuberculosis, Fungal Infection, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Room 222
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Bruza is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Bruza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Dizziness, Bronchitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Holter Ewing, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Walnut Street; 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Ewing, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ewing include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Ewing accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. She has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2014-2016.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard L Nemiroff, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Walnut Street; 15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Nemiroff is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nemiroff include gynecological problems, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and osteoporosis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nemiroff's residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Miscarriages, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Wesley Hayes Sr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Walnut Street; 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Philip Hayes is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Hayes an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayes include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Hayes is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Brendan Joseph Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brendan Kelly specializes in adult infectious disease. These areas are among Dr. Kelly's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Kelly completed a residency program at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Immunization, Herpes, Osteomyelitis, Soft Tissue Infection, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Lyme Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.