We found 11 urologists who accept Humana Platinum near Waco, TX.
Dr. Belur Patel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinction: NIH Fellow. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati.
Clinical interests: Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Urologic Oncology Prostate Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jason Bourque specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Bourque attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bourque 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.
Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Prostate Disease (Benign and ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Story's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Story is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. David Pinkstaff is an urologist in Waco, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Donald Stewart is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stewart takes. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.
Dr. Jeffrey Sanders' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Jill Danford's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and gynecology; she sees patients in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Danford focuses on urogynecological problems. She accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Urogynecology
Dr. Stephen Stimson works as an urologist. Dr. Stimson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Carole Gordon is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.
Dr. Jason Poteet, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Poteet is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Adam Ylitalo specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ylitalo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.
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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.