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

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 specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Deci's clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. He is professionally 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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sosman include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sosman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. Dr. Sosman has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Ravi Hirekatur is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirekatur include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Hirekatur honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hirekatur is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Bennett is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Mayo Medical School, she completed her residency training at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. Dr. Bennett is 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 works as a family practice physician in Madison, WI. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lee is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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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.