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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 works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Link's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 is an urologic oncology specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Svatek attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise include male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Khera is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khera 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 a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Lerner a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lerner's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Coburn's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Coburn include bladder cancer, male infertility, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coburn takes. Dr. Coburn attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 urologist and cancer surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kadmon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Kadmon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Kadmon has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Jones is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and aerospace medicine. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Centura Health, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Jones's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Jones takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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's 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Smith's professional 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lipshultz at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipshultz include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lipshultz studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Juan R Stern, MD
Specializes in Urology
1213 Hermann Drive; Suite 720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Stern works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Stern 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stern is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon's areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boon's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Boon attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boon has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 is a pediatric urologist. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roth at an average of 4.0 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. Roth takes. Dr. Roth has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is 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 specializes in general surgery and pediatric urology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Radhakrishnan has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Radhakrishnan is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Wesley Mayer works as an urologist. His clinical interests include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and ureteroscopy. Dr. Mayer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mayer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. Tony McClung's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. McClung is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. McClung 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.