We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Nina Holtzapple Dereska, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 509
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nina Dereska specializes in urogynecology and practices in League City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Dereska (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Dereska's areas of expertise include menopause, pelvic surgery, and female urologic disorders. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Dereska 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
22001 Southwest Freeway; Suite 115
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain is a general pediatrician in Sugar Land, TX, Richmond, TX, and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hasnain's clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hasnain takes. Dr. Hasnain obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. C. Funsho Fagbohun, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. C. Fagbohun is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. Patients rated Dr. Fagbohun highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Fagbohun is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Cynthia Izeth Rios, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Rios is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Rios is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bryan Jay Blonder, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4911 Sand Hill Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Blonder's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Blonder include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blonder is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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.