We found 10 urologists who accept Medicare near Franklin, TN.

Dr. Roger Roman Dmochowski, BA, MD
Specializes in Urology
2009 Mallory Lane; Suite 210
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Roger Dmochowski is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurogenic bladder, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and urologic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Dmochowski an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dmochowski takes. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Dmochowski completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urologic Surgery

Dr. Melissa Rae Kaufman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
2009 Mallory Lane; Suite 210
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Kaufman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), neurogenic bladder, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Her professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kaufman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Surgery

Dr. John Matthew Hassan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1909 Mallory Lane; Suite 110
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. John Hassan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hassan's hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare insurance. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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Dr. Ryan S Hsi, BS, BA, MD
Specializes in Urology
2009 Mallory Lane; Suite 210
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Ryan Hsi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass kidney stones and urologic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Hsi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Surgery, Kidney Stones

Dr. Sam Sungsoo Chang, MD
Specializes in Urology
2009 Mallory Lane; Suite 210
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Sam Chang works as an urologist in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and urologic surgery. Dr. Chang's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Surgery

Dr. Douglas F Milam, MD
Specializes in Urology
2009 Mallory Lane; Suite 210
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Douglas Milam's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in erectile dysfunction (impotence), neurogenic bladder, and urologic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Milam highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Milam attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Surgery

Dr. William D Tissot, MD
Specializes in Urology
4601 Carothers Parkway; Suite 475
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. William Tissot practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Tissot studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Tissot completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Joel R Locke, MD
Specializes in Urology
4601 Carothers Parkway; Suite 475
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Joel Locke is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Locke studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Locke's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
1909 Mallory Lane; Suite 110
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Nicholas Styn, who practices in Franklin, TN, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Styn attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Dr. Sriram Dasari, MD
Specializes in Urology
1909 Mallory Lane; Suite 110
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Sriram Dasari works as an urologist. Dr. Dasari's hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Dasari attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Urology?

The specialty of urology focuses on the structures of the body that produce urine and remove it from the body, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Since related structures in men are responsible for both reproduction and the transportation of urine, urologists specialize in men’s sexual health in addition to disorders of the urinary tract. Urologists treat both men and women, as well as patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly.

Certain urologic conditions are specific to male or female patients. Women are especially prone to stress incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis (a condition causing pain in the bladder), and urethral diverticuli (a structural issue where a small pouch develops from the urethra into the vagina). Some of these conditions may be adequately treated by a gynecologist, but patients may prefer to see a urologist because of their expertise in the urinary tract system. As for men, male infertility and sexual problems can be treated by a urologist. For example, urologists treat erectile dysfunction with medications or prosthetics. They may also perform surgeries such as vasectomies or vasectomy reversals.

Some other conditions that urologists treat include:

  • Kidney stones, which are mineral deposits that can form anywhere in the urinary tract. The stones can be quite painful, and some large stones may be impossible to expel naturally. Fortunately, kidney stone treatments have advanced quite a bit in recent years, and a urologist may recommend a procedure such as shockwave lithotripsy (where sound waves are used to break down the stones), or percutaneous extraction (where telescopic tools are inserted through tiny incisions in the back to remove the stones). There can be some pain associated with these treatments, but they are far less invasive than the older methods of removal.
  • Urinary tract infections, which are extremely common. However, if they happen over and over again, there may be an underlying problem within the urinary tract.
  • Congenital abnormalities, which refers to problems that are present at birth. Congenital abnormalities affect the genitourinary tract more often than any other system of the body, and they range from mild to severe in appearance and effect. The most common abnormality (in male infants) is cryptorchidism, where a testicle does not descend from the body down into the scrotum. Another common problem is hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra appears on the underside of the penis.
  • Renal disease, which is the loss of kidney function. For patients with renal disease, their urologist may be their primary surgeon or a coordinating member of their care team.
  • Tumors and malignancies, which are especially common in the case of prostate cancer. Urologists are most often consultants to oncologists in these cases.

The American Urological Association recognizes seven subspecialties of urology:

  • Pediatric Urology, the treatment of genitourinary tract disorders in children and infants
  • Urologic Oncology, the treatment of cancers within the genitourinary tract
  • Renal Transplantation, the treatment of severe kidney disease by replacing a non-functioning kidney with a donor kidney
  • Male Infertility, the treatment of infertility due to problems with sperm, semen, or male sexuality
  • Calculi, the treatment of kidney stones
  • Female Urology, the care of women’s urinary health
  • Neurourology, the treatment of urinary disorders caused by problems with the nervous system. For example, certain voiding disorders happen when the bladder does not receive signals appropriately, and erectile dysfunction is sometimes due to nerve loss.

Urinary and sexual problems can be especially distressing for many people. Fortunately, urologists are experts at managing these health conditions.