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We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept United Healthcare near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani practices general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nathani's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Nathani attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Irfan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Irfan trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Emanuel Paul Ii Descant II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
909 Graham # D; Tomball Medical Art Building
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. E. Descant's medical specialty is family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Descant include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Descant is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Descant's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jeanne Jian Smith, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8714 Spring Cypress Road; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Jeanne Smith sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include menopause, endometriosis, and pap test. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Pheba Zachariah, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Pheba Zachariah's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Zachariah is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Zachariah include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), hypertension (high blood pressure), and adolescent issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at Resurrection Medical Center, Dr. Zachariah attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zachariah welcomes 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.