We found 4 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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Lo's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), tropical diseases, and bursitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed his residency at Makati Medical Center. Dr. Lo's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Sinusitis, Lyme Disease, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez practices family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, warts, and menopause. Dr. Alvarez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended Autonomous University of Central America and the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Swedish Covenant Hospital for residency. Dr. Alvarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Scoliosis, Kidney Stones, Gallstones, Hypertension, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson is a general gynecology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Christopherson studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Christopherson is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

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. He studied medicine at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Radwan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Radwan has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Warts, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Biopsy, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.