We found 15 urologists who accept Aetna HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Parham's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Parham is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Dr. Scott Addison Thurman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Thurman is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Thurman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Thurman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thurman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Paul Chi-An Chan, MD
Specializes in Urology
811 West Interstate; 20 Suite 114
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Paul Chan practices urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and USMD Urology Associates of North Texas (UANT). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Randall Rittenhouse, DO
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Ave St 140; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Rittenhouse, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. Dr. Rittenhouse is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Rittenhouse accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Michael Capwell Walter, MD
Specializes in Urology
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Walter's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Walter is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Associates in Urology, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. David L Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 W. Terrell Avenue; Suite 405
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Shepherd's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shepherd is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shepherd has an open panel.

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Dr. John Andrew Pumphrey, MD
Specializes in Urology
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Pumphrey is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Pumphrey an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Associates in Urology, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pumphrey's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Thomas Clinton Truelson, MD
Specializes in Urology
11803 South Freeway; Suite 206
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Truelson works as an urologist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Truelson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truelson takes. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kirk Joseph Pinto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 550
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Pinto's medical specialty is pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Pinto is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Pinto welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jeffrey Charles Applewhite, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Applewhite works as an urologist in Fort Worth, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Applewhite's professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Applewhite has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Urology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 420
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Leng's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Leng takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jeff Lawrence Pugach, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeff Pugach is a pediatric urologist in Fort Worth, TX and Grapevine, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pugach honors. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Pugach attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Dr. Jonathan David Kaye, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 550
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kaye is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Kaye attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaye accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. James Daniel Johnson, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 420
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. James Johnson is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sameer Singh's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Singh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Singh has an open panel.

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What is Urology?

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.

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