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 works as an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trabulsi honors. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Trabulsi attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011. Dr. Trabulsi is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau 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 several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Roth's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Packer include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, QualCare, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Dean attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Heidi Harvie is a specialist in urogynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Harvie's clinical interests include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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