We found 5 urologists who accept Humana near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Flechner is conversant in Hebrew. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Flechner attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Flechner welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy G Paul, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joy Paul is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Paul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Paul include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Paul attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shelby Morrisroe works as an urologist. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, kidney stones, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Morrisroe is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Morrisroe's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
22617 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tamarin works as an urologist. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tamarin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tamarin include prostate problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tamarin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tamarin is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems

Specializes in Urology
4305 Torrance Boulevard; 109
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Manish Mehta practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Mehta average 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sacred Heart Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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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