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

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

Dr. Richard Link is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Link's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Link honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Robert Svatek's specialty is urologic oncology. Dr. Svatek 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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

Dr. Seth Lerner practices oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lerner's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lerner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Dr. Coburn's professional affiliations include 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. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Coburn performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coburn has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Khera include male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Khera is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Low Testosterone, Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

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

Dr. Dov Kadmon is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kadmon attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kadmon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He 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. Christopher Patrick Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Smith's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Larry I Lipshultz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Larry Lipshultz is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lipshultz attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lipshultz's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Jones' areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and aerospace medicine. In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Centura Health, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer

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

Dr. Thomas Smith is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Juan Stern is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stern speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stern include cancer. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He obtained his medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stern is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Boon's clinical interests include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him 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. Boon has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. David Roth's medical specialty is pediatric urology. In Dr. Roth's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan works as a general surgeon and pediatric urologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Radhakrishnan attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Tony McClung is an urologist in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. McClung is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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

Dr. Wesley Mayer specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Mayer's clinical interests include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayer is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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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.