We found 11 urologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Waco, TX.
Dr. Belur Patel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors 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 and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the distinction of NIH Fellow. He speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
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Dr. Jason Bourque works as an urologist. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Bourque's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Bourque is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
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Dr. Mark Story sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. David Pinkstaff is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Donald Stewart works as an urologist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Jeffrey Sanders works as an urologist in Waco, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Jill Danford is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include urogynecological problems. Dr. Danford is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Danford accepts.
Clinical interests: Urogynecology
Dr. Stephen Stimson practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stimson studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Carole Gordon's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.
Dr. Jason Poteet is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Adam Ylitalo practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Waco, TX. Dr. Ylitalo is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.
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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.