We found 9 urologists who accept Medicare near Issaquah, WA.
Dr. Elizabeth Miller is a Bellevue, WA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Miller attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met : Top Doctors. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecological Problems
Dr. Lora Plaskon's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology; she sees patients in Issaquah, WA. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Plaskon's areas of expertise consist of urge incontinence (overactive bladder), labiaplasty, and vaginal prolapse. She accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Plaskon attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Plaskon has received professional recognition including the following: See websites: www.athenawomenshealth.com www.loraplaskonmd.com. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Laser Lithotripsy, Labiaplasty, Incontinence, Postpartum, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Kozlowski specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Seattle, WA and Issaquah, WA. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, kidney cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kozlowski is affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Kozlowski honors Medicare insurance.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. R. Hudson, who practices in Seattle, WA and Issaquah, WA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hudson attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hudson trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Hudson is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.
Dr. Mia Swartz sees patients in Issaquah, WA. Her medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Dr. Swartz's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), partial nephrectomy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She honors Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Swartz attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for her residency.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Ureteral Stents, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)
Dr. Martin Wall is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Wall is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Wall welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Ureteroscopy, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Radical Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Steven Han's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Han (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Han is in-network for Medicare insurance.
Dr. Joel Lilly is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Lilly a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Lilly is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.
Dr. John Mullen is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Seattle, WA, Issaquah, WA, and Redmond, WA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Mullen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mullen attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.
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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.