We found 6 urologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Bonham, TX.
Dr. Bishoy Gayed's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Gayed's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. Dr. Gayed speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders
Dr. Jay Simhan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Simhan attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simhan include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urethral stricture. Dr. Simhan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Simhan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).
Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease, Urethral Stricture
Dr. Jodi Antonelli works as an urologist. Dr. Antonelli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Monica Morgan works as an urologist in Bonham, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Morgan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), renal (kidney) biopsy, and ureteroscopy. Dr. Morgan's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Morgan performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)
Dr. Justin Friedlander is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. His areas of expertise include kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedlander takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).
Clinical interests: Kidney Stones
Dr. Maude Carmel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carmel honors. She studied medicine at the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Carmel has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carmel is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.
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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.