We found 11 urologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Waco, TX.

Dr. Belur Janakray Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Building 1, Suite 102
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Belur Patel is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinction: NIH Fellow. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Jason D Bourque, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bourque, who practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Bourque honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bourque has received 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

Dr. Jill McHenry McHenry, MD
Specializes in Urology, Gynecology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jill Danford's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and gynecology; she sees patients in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Danford's clinical interests encompass urogynecological problems. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Danford attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems

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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W. State Hwy 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Story is an urologist. Dr. Story studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Donald Stewart practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Stewart honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Urology
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sanders' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sanders is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3500 Hillcrest Drive; Suite 8
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carole Gordon's medical specialty is pediatric urology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. David Pinkstaff, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Pinkstaff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W Highway; 6 Ste 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Stimson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stimson is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He 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.

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Specializes in Urology
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Suite 102
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Adam Ylitalo is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ylitalo is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urology
601 W Hwy 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jason Poteet is an urologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.