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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's medical specialty is urogynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Dereska performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, pelvic surgery, and female urologic disorders. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dereska (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Dereska is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. Dr. Hasnain's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hasnain has an open panel.

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

Dr. Bryan Blonder practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Blonder include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blonder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. Dr. Fagbohun's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Fagbohun attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Dr. Cynthia Rios works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Richmond, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and adolescent issues. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Rios is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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.