We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Humana Open Access near Madison, WI.

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Dr. David Michael Deci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
750 Highland Avenue, Department of Family Medicine Omse; 4261 Hslc
Madison, WI
 

Dr. David Deci's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deci is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Deci's training includes residency programs at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Dr. James M Sosman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2880 University Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. James Sosman practices adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sosman is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America. Dr. Sosman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ravi S Hirekatur, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ravi Hirekatur sees patients in Madison, WI. His medical specialty is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Hirekatur's clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirekatur accepts. Dr. Hirekatur is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Rachel Cashdollar Bennett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5543 E Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI
 

Dr. Rachel Bennett specializes in family medicine and practices in Fitchburg, WI. Dr. Bennett graduated from Mayo Medical School and then she performed her residency at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1102 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Jonas Lee's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Lee has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, happens when bacteria enter the body through the opening where urine is normally released. The bacteria infect the lining of the urethra and bladder, turning them red and inflamed. This causes pain in the abdomen or pelvic area, a burning sensation during urination, a sense of urgency about going to the bathroom, frequent urination, and urine that smells bad and looks cloudy, or even contains traces of blood. If the urinary tract infection is severe, it may travel all the way to the kidneys, a more serious kind of UTI called pyelonephritis. Patients with this kidney infection might have blood in their urine, feel back pain, and develop a fever.

Urinary tract infections are extremely common: 12% of all men and 40-50% of all women will have a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. They are more common in women because women have shorter urethras, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel from the outside of the body to the bladder and cause an infection. Some people also have urethras that are an unusual shape or have an obstruction in the urethra that makes getting a UTI more likely. Also, certain chronic illnesses like diabetes weaken the immune system, so any bacteria in the body are more likely to cause an infection.

A urinary tract infection can be diagnosed very quickly by a doctor. A sample of urine can be examined under a microscope for the presence of bacteria or white blood cells. There are also diagnostic strips that can be used to test a urine sample without the need for a microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment is a course of oral antibiotics, and most patients feel better within just a few days. There are some things that patients can do themselves to help reduce the risk of getting a urinary tract infection in the future. Stay well hydrated, wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom, wear breathable cotton undergarments, and don’t hold it in when you feel the urge to go.
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