We found 7 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Aetna HMO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Laurence S Baskin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1855 Fourth Street; Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Baskin is a specialist in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Baskin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Baskin attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baskin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Incontinence, Spina Bifida, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hillary Lynne Copp, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hillary Copp practices pediatric urology. Her areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Copp takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Copp is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Developmental Disorders, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Disandro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Disandro specializes in pediatric urology and practices in San Francisco, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Disandro include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Disandro attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Disandro's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Developmental Disorders, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy M Autry, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2356 Sutter Street; 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amy Autry specializes in obstetrics. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and pregnancy. Dr. Autry honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Autry attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Autry has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Autry's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginitis, Ovarian Disease, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena A Gates, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Elena Gates is a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Dr. Gates graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and pregnancy. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gates takes. Dr. Gates has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginitis, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul R Brakeman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Paul Brakeman practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) in San Francisco, CA and Modesto, CA. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Brakeman's clinical interests encompass urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney transplant. Dr. Brakeman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
55 Francisco Street; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg is an urogynecology specialist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Wittenberg has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery and urogynecological problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wittenberg has an open panel. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Wittenberg trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wittenberg has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine.

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All Interests: Menopause, Neurostimulation, Implant Surgery, Urge Incontinence, Sexual Medicine, Rectovaginal ... (Read more)

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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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