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 is an urogynecology specialist. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. These areas are among Dr. Dereska's clinical interests: menopause, pelvic surgery, and female urologic disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dereska (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain specializes in general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Hasnain trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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 accepting new patients.

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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. He attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fagbohun completed a residency program at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Fagbohun's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. Dr. Fagbohun has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Sugar Land, TX. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Blonder's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blonder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Rios' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rios include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios takes. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to 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.
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