We found 17 urologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Mohit Khera's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass male infertility and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Khera 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 Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Khera (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Low Testosterone, Sexual Dysfunction, Male Infertility

Dr. R. Emmett Emmett McDonald, MD
Specializes in Urology
1740 West 27th Street; Suite 315
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert McDonald practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, laser surgery, and vasectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonald accepts. Dr. McDonald attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Karen Ann Delhey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Delhey attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delhey include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delhey accepts. Dr. Delhey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Delhey's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Stents, Kidney Problems, Ureteroscopy, ... (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 in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipshultz include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lipshultz 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 attended medical school 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. Dr. Lipshultz is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lipshultz's practice is open to 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 is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he 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. Dr. Stern is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Robert Alan Light, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Light's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Light's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Light completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Lewitton, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lewitton is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Lewitton trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lewitton has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lewitton's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Boon is an urologist. Dr. Boon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boon include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boon has an open panel. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Boon trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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. Kevin Guy Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nickell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nickell completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nickell is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Owen Iii Baum III, MD
Specializes in Urology
4223 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Lahn Lapin, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lapin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lapin include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lapin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Thomas Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mineo's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Mineo attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

Dr. Robert John Cornell, MD
Specializes in Urology
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Cornell is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Cornell include prosthetics, incontinence, and prostate cancer. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Cornell takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cornell graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Incontinence, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Richard Alan Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1440
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Goldfarb is an urologist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Goldfarb's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Goldfarb has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Resection of ... (Read more)

Dr. Irving Joshua Fishman, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Irving Fishman is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Fishman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman accepts. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fishman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fishman is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Shu-Cheung Ho, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street.; Suite 1554
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Ho is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Ho completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Clinical interests for Dr. Ho include urinary tract infection (UTI), ureteroscopy, and vasectomy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ho welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Ureteroscopy, Vasectomy, Urinary Tract Infection

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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.