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

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

Dr. Usha Peri is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peri include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Peri is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Lewisville. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Peri attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peri takes. Dr. Peri is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Bruce Baker specializes in adult nephrology. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Baker's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Lewisville, and Texas Health Flower Mound. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Baker attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Baker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jun Chen's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Her medical residency was performed at Peking University Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Matthew Smith sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Las Colinas. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for 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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Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao practices family medicine and general pediatrics in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Xiao attended Harbin Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Xiao average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Xiao accepts. She is conversant in Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City 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.
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