We found 24 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. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), vaginal prolapse, and ureteral surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Smith performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is professionally 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: Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Urodynamic Testing, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Jaffe is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Jaffe's clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urinary retention. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Goldstein's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include 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, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Bloch works as an urologist. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroWest Medical Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloch include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloch accepts. His 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: Prostate Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (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 an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kovell include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovell accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kovell trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Urethral Reconstruction, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Carpiniello, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Carpiniello (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Carpiniello include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Carpiniello's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Carpiniello graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carpiniello takes.

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

Dr. Tara Frenkl works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Frenkl include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), female urologic disorders, and tests. Dr. Frenkl honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete 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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All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Urge Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Tests, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ingride Richardson, MD
Specializes in Urology
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ingride Richardson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Richardson include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Richardson is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richardson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean. Her 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, Low Testosterone, Ureteroscopy, Hypogonadism, Neurostimulation, 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 works as a perinatologist and gynecologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Debbs obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. 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. Dr. Debbs's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Pre-Eclampsia, Miscarriage, Labor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lily Arya is an urogynecologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Arya average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arya attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her medical residency was performed at Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Arya include: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 - 2016. Her professional 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, Gynecologic Surgery, Rectocele Repair, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Talati include tropical diseases, tuberculosis (TB), and osteomyelitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Talati is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Talati (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Talati is professionally affiliated with 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 an adult infectious disease specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Temple University Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pegues honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Pegues's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Ewing's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ewing include colposcopy, vaginal prolapse, and cryotherapy. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Ewing attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Ewing has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has received the following distinction: 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. Nadav Lipa Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 2000 Courtyard Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nadav Schwartz's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). He is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Dr. Michal A Elovitz, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 2000 Courtyard Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michal Elovitz is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among her clinical interests: amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patient ratings for Dr. Elovitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elovitz accepts. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Elovitz attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. Dr. Elovitz is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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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.