We found 7 urologists who accept Anthem EPO near Escondido, CA.

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Dr. Sarah Rebecca Marietti Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Marietti-Shepherd specializes in pediatric urology. She studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Marietti-Shepherd trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Marietti-Shepherd is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Behnam Ben Shenassa, MD
Specializes in Urology
2750 West Broadway Avenue
Eagle Rock, CA
 

Dr. Behnam Shenassa is an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shenassa accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Shenassa attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Shenassa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Dr. George J Chiang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. George Chiang's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Chiang is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Lahey Clinic. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiang takes. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with Children's Specialists of San Diego and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Madhu Alagiri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Madhu Alagiri works as a pediatric urologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Alagiri's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Specializes in Urology
215 S Hickory Street; Suite 114
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Jones practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Escondido, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Urology
215 S Hickory Street; Suite 114
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Paul Polishuk is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Polishuk is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Polishuk studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
1955 Citracado Parkway; Suite 302
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Julian Anthony is an Escondido, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Anthony studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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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