We found 4 urologists who accept Aetna POS near Burleson, TX.
Dr. Robert Parham sees patients in Texarkana, TX, Burleson, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Parham's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parham include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parham honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Parham's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. David Rittenhouse is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Rittenhouse's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Rittenhouse is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Rittenhouse attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rittenhouse's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rittenhouse has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. Todd Young specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital and Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, Dr. Young attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Female Incontinence, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Truelson specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Truelson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.
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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.