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We found 10 urologists who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Temple, TX.

Dr. Scott Scott Coffield, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield, who practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Coffield completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Coffield is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Belur Janakray Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Belur Patel is an urologist in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the distinction of NIH Fellow. He speaks Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Stones, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lowry is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lowry trained at Scott and White Healthcare. His distinctions include: Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Pyeloplasty, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Philip Reilly Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S 31st Street; Ms-01-390f
Temple, TX
 

Dr. T. Reilly is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Reilly completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Reilly takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2006, 2008, 2011-2015; and Parkland Urology Staff Man of the Year, 1981-1982, 1984-1985. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Endourologic Procedures, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Waxman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Waxman sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waxman honors. Dr. Waxman attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Enuresis, Hypospadias

Dr. Kristofer Ross Wagner, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kristofer Wagner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Wagner is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wagner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Travis Bird, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2401 S 31st Street; Department of Surgery, Div of Urolog
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Erin Bird is an urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bird accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bird has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Merck Medical Graduate Award, Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Urodynamics, Urethral Stricture

Dr. Jason D Bourque, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bourque is an urologist. Dr. Bourque is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Dr. Richard Vial Memorial Scholarship, Academic Merit Based during 3rd year Med School; Dr. Sandi Rottschafer Memorial Scholarship - Academic Merit based during 2nd year of Med School; and Gold Probe Award, Highest Grade in Gross Anatomy. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer

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Specializes in Urology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Ruddell's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ruddell's areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, lymph node biopsy, and kidney surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruddell takes.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Lymph Node Biopsy, Lithotripsy, Bladder Surgery, Kidney Surgery, Penile Implant

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Specializes in Urology
4202 Spanish Oak Road
Temple, TX
 

Dr. James Lemert's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lemert attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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What is Urology?

The specialty of urology focuses on the structures of the body that produce urine and remove it from the body, such as the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Since related structures in men are responsible for both reproduction and the transportation of urine, urologists specialize in men’s sexual health in addition to disorders of the urinary tract. Urologists treat both men and women, as well as patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly.

Certain urologic conditions are specific to male or female patients. Women are especially prone to stress incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis (a condition causing pain in the bladder), and urethral diverticuli (a structural issue where a small pouch develops from the urethra into the vagina). Some of these conditions may be adequately treated by a gynecologist, but patients may prefer to see a urologist because of their expertise in the urinary tract system. As for men, male infertility and sexual problems can be treated by a urologist. For example, urologists treat erectile dysfunction with medications or prosthetics. They may also perform surgeries such as vasectomies or vasectomy reversals.

Some other conditions that urologists treat include:

  • Kidney stones, which are mineral deposits that can form anywhere in the urinary tract. The stones can be quite painful, and some large stones may be impossible to expel naturally. Fortunately, kidney stone treatments have advanced quite a bit in recent years, and a urologist may recommend a procedure such as shockwave lithotripsy (where sound waves are used to break down the stones), or percutaneous extraction (where telescopic tools are inserted through tiny incisions in the back to remove the stones). There can be some pain associated with these treatments, but they are far less invasive than the older methods of removal.
  • Urinary tract infections, which are extremely common. However, if they happen over and over again, there may be an underlying problem within the urinary tract.
  • Congenital abnormalities, which refers to problems that are present at birth. Congenital abnormalities affect the genitourinary tract more often than any other system of the body, and they range from mild to severe in appearance and effect. The most common abnormality (in male infants) is cryptorchidism, where a testicle does not descend from the body down into the scrotum. Another common problem is hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra appears on the underside of the penis.
  • Renal disease, which is the loss of kidney function. For patients with renal disease, their urologist may be their primary surgeon or a coordinating member of their care team.
  • Tumors and malignancies, which are especially common in the case of prostate cancer. Urologists are most often consultants to oncologists in these cases.

The American Urological Association recognizes seven subspecialties of urology:

  • Pediatric Urology, the treatment of genitourinary tract disorders in children and infants
  • Urologic Oncology, the treatment of cancers within the genitourinary tract
  • Renal Transplantation, the treatment of severe kidney disease by replacing a non-functioning kidney with a donor kidney
  • Male Infertility, the treatment of infertility due to problems with sperm, semen, or male sexuality
  • Calculi, the treatment of kidney stones
  • Female Urology, the care of women’s urinary health
  • Neurourology, the treatment of urinary disorders caused by problems with the nervous system. For example, certain voiding disorders happen when the bladder does not receive signals appropriately, and erectile dysfunction is sometimes due to nerve loss.

Urinary and sexual problems can be especially distressing for many people. Fortunately, urologists are experts at managing these health conditions.