We found 7 urologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Waco, TX.

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

Dr. Belur Patel works as an urologist in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of NIH Fellow. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Patel is 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. Stephanie Elizabeth Harris, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Harris is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris accepts. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Bourque is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Bourque attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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. She has a special interest in urogynecological problems. Dr. Danford takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Danford trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems

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

Dr. Adam Ylitalo is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ylitalo is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest.

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

Dr. Jason Poteet specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Waco, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sanders practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sanders graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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