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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 works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and vaginal prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffe honors. Dr. Jaffe attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Jaffe has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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: 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Goldstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with 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, 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 specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloch include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Bloch is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at MetroWest Medical Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Bloch attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally 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. 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kovell include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kovell is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Victor Carpiniello specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Carpiniello attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Carpiniello include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carpiniello (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Tara Frenkl is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Frenkl's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and female urologic disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Frenkl attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Richardson is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Richardson (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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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 practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Debbs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Lily Arya works as an urogynecologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arya takes. She studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her training includes a residency program at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Arya has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 - 2016. Dr. Arya's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Cystocele, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Naasha Talati specializes in adult infectious disease. Dr. Talati attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Talati completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: tropical diseases, tuberculosis (TB), and osteomyelitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Talati (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Dr. David Alexander Pegues, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
399 South 34th Street, Penn Tower Lobby; Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Pegues is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pegues is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Temple University Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pegues honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Urinary Tract Infection

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

Dr. John Bruza's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruza include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bruza attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Bruza has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Dr. Stephanie Ewing works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cryotherapy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Ewing attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ewing has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a general OB/GYN. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemiroff include gynecological problems, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and osteoporosis. Dr. Nemiroff is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Nemiroff honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nemiroff completed a residency program at 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. Dr. Hayes's clinical interests include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and cryotherapy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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