We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits 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 an adult nephrology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Peri at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Peri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Matthew Smith's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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. Smith is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jun Chen, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After attending Peking University Health Science Center for medical school, she completed her residency training at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Bruce Baker's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. These areas are among her clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Xiao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. She graduated from Harbin Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients rated Dr. Xiao highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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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