We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Aetna near Willow Grove, PA.

Dr. Edouard John Trabulsi, MD
Specializes in Urology
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Trabulsi graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trabulsi include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011.

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Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Roth attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Dean has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Dr. Heidi S Harvie, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
8815 Germantown Avenue; Suite 40
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Heidi Harvie is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Harvie's areas of expertise include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Harvie is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, 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.
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