We found 22 urologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Richard Edward Link Jr., BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Link practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Link include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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 accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Ureteral Obstruction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Scott Svatek, BA, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1515 Holcombe
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Svatek, who practices in San Antonio, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Svatek has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Svatek's professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Mohit Khera, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mohit Khera is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests encompass male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Khera attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Low Testosterone, Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

Dr. Seth Paul Lerner, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6560 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Seth Lerner is an oncologist and urologist in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Lerner is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Lerner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerner honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lerner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Coburn, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Coburn is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Coburn is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Dr. Coburn is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coburn accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Endoscopy, Neuro-Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dov Kadmon, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dov Kadmon is an urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kadmon include bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. After completing medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kadmon performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kadmon honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kadmon is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry I Lipshultz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Larry Lipshultz is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patients gave Dr. Lipshultz an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lipshultz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Gillespie Iii Smith III, MD
Specializes in Urology
6410 Fannin; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Smith sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Dr. Christopher Patrick Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Smith is an urologist in Houston, TX. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Clinical interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neuro-Urologic Disorders

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Jones, MS, BA, MD
Specializes in Urology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jones is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer

Dr. David Robert Roth, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
6701 Fannin Street, 6th Floor; Ccc 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Roth practices pediatric urology in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Roth attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roth include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Roth is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

Dr. Juan R Stern, MD
Specializes in Urology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Stern's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Stern average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Stern speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Reynolds Boon, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Boon, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon's clinical interests include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Dr. Boon attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Ravi S Radhakrishnan, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Urology
3127 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan practices general surgery and pediatric urology. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). His 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 Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Radhakrishnan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Wesley Adam Mayer, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Mayer is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Mayer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tony McClung's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. McClung is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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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