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

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

Dr. E. Winkel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Winkel's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, warts, and ablation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Texas Oncology. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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

Dr. Christopher Kwoh is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kwoh attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kwoh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kwoh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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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. Dr. Poonawala's clinical interests include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Poonawala's medical residency was performed at St. John's Hospital. Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Poonawala is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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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 specialties are adult critical care, general internal medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Hanif is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hanif's office for an appointment. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hanif (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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.