We found 7 urologists who accept Medicare near Issaquah, WA.

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Miller, MD
Specializes in Urology
 

Dr. Elizabeth Miller's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miller graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Miller has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met : Top Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lora Ann Plaskon, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other, Urogynecology
6520 226 Place Se; Suite 205
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Lora Plaskon works as an urologist and urogynecologist. Dr. Plaskon graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In her practice, she is particularly interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), labiaplasty, and vaginal prolapse. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Plaskon has received professional recognition including the following: See websites: www.athenawomenshealth.com www.loraplaskonmd.com. She is affiliated with EvergreenHealth. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Laser Lithotripsy, Labiaplasty, Incontinence, Postpartum Issues, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul M Kozlowski, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
100 N.e. Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Paul Kozlowski is an urologist and surgical oncologist. He is especially interested in kidney stones, kidney cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center. Dr. Kozlowski takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mia Addison Swartz, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
6520 226 Place Se; Suite 205
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Mia Swartz practices urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Swartz include rectocele (posterior prolapse), partial nephrectomy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. She attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven N Han, MD
Specializes in Urology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; Suite 4020, Minor & James Surgical Specialists, A Division of Proli.
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Steven Han's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Han attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, partial nephrectomy, and prostate abscess. Dr. Han accepts Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Han (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin J Wall, MD
Specializes in Urology
 

Dr. Martin Wall practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Wall's clinical interests: partial nephrectomy, prostate abscess, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth. Dr. Wall is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Ureteral Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Steele Mullen, MD
Specializes in Urology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; Suite 4020, Minor & James Surgical Specialists, A Division of Proli.
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. John Mullen works as an urologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Mullen's clinical interests: cancer surgery, partial nephrectomy, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Mullen accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (Read more)

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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.