We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Aetna near Willow Grove, PA.

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Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Packer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean is an urologist. Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dean has an open panel. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roth has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is open to new patients. Dr. Roth obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

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

Dr. Heidi Harvie practices urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harvie include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Harvie performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Harvie takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cystocele, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Gynecologic Surgery, Rectocele Repair, Uterine Prolapse, ... (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.
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