We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept First Health near Spring, TX.

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Dr. Erwin Charles Iii Winkel III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1140 Cypress Station Drive; #303
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erwin Winkel's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkel include bladder cancer, warts, and ablation. Dr. Winkel's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkel honors. Dr. Winkel is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Poonawala is open to new patients.

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Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
714 Fm 1960 West
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh is a nephrologist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kwoh attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kwoh's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Muhammad Hanif, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, General Internal Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
17506 Red Oak Drive; #1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif's areas of specialization are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanif include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Hanif attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Hanif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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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