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We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri is an adult nephrology specialist in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peri takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Peri trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Smith's medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Urine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is an adult nephrologist. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Chen completed her residency training at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Baker has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao works as a family practice physician and pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Xiao average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xiao attended medical school at Harbin Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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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.