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We found 3 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Thomas Francis Lanchoney, MD
Specializes in Urology
245 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA

Dr. Thomas Lanchoney is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Paoli, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and vaginal vault suspension. Dr. Lanchoney honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Howard Pollock Award for Top Score on Annual In-Service Examination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. Dr. Lanchoney is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Rectal Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Lily Agarwal Arya, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA

Dr. Lily Arya is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Arya include cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse, and rectocele repair. Dr. Arya is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and performed her residency 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. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA

Dr. John Bruza's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bruza attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bruza's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.