We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Humana Open Access near Katy, TX.

Dr. Carson Tan Lo, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Carson Lo sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tropical diseases, and bursitis. Dr. Lo is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Makati Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lo attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez is a family practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, warts, and menopause. Dr. Alvarez is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She obtained her medical school training at Autonomous University of Central America and the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Alvarez has an open panel.

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Dr. Linda Siti Yancey, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Linda Yancey specializes in adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Yancey is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Yancey's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson is a general gynecologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Christopherson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Christopherson is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Iyad K Radwan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Thoracic Surgery
21324 Provincial Boulevard; Suite B
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Iyad Radwan practices vascular surgery, general internal medicine, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Radwan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for 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 graduated from Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine.

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What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, happens when bacteria enter the body through the opening where urine is normally released. The bacteria infect the lining of the urethra and bladder, turning them red and inflamed. This causes pain in the abdomen or pelvic area, a burning sensation during urination, a sense of urgency about going to the bathroom, frequent urination, and urine that smells bad and looks cloudy, or even contains traces of blood. If the urinary tract infection is severe, it may travel all the way to the kidneys, a more serious kind of UTI called pyelonephritis. Patients with this kidney infection might have blood in their urine, feel back pain, and develop a fever.

Urinary tract infections are extremely common: 12% of all men and 40-50% of all women will have a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. They are more common in women because women have shorter urethras, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel from the outside of the body to the bladder and cause an infection. Some people also have urethras that are an unusual shape or have an obstruction in the urethra that makes getting a UTI more likely. Also, certain chronic illnesses like diabetes weaken the immune system, so any bacteria in the body are more likely to cause an infection.

A urinary tract infection can be diagnosed very quickly by a doctor. A sample of urine can be examined under a microscope for the presence of bacteria or white blood cells. There are also diagnostic strips that can be used to test a urine sample without the need for a microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment is a course of oral antibiotics, and most patients feel better within just a few days. There are some things that patients can do themselves to help reduce the risk of getting a urinary tract infection in the future. Stay well hydrated, wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom, wear breathable cotton undergarments, and don’t hold it in when you feel the urge to go.