We found 11 urologists who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Stamford, CT.

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John Howard Makari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1200 High Ridge Road; 3rd Floor
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. John Makari practices pediatric urology. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Makari attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including The Best Doctors in America; Best Physicians as Chosen by Their Peers in Hartford Magazine; and Connecticut Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Makari is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center and Danbury Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Christina Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1200 High Ridge Road; 3rd Floor
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Christina Kim's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, The University of Vermont Medical Center, and Danbury Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Lori Dyer's specialty is pediatric urology. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dyer studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Dyer trained at St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester and Westchester Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester (ASCW), Nyack Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dyer has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Paul F Zelkovic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 2300
Ridgeway, CT
 

Dr. Paul Zelkovic's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Zelkovic is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester (ASCW), and Nyack Hospital. He accepts Health Net, MagnaCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, Dr. Zelkovic speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Specializes in Urology
49 Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Catherine Alonzo is an urologist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alonzo's clinical interests include female urologic disorders, lithotripsy (stone fragmentation), and urinary stones. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Alonzo accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Lithotripsy

Specializes in Urology
166 W Broad Street; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Santarosa is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Stamford, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Santarosa obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Santarosa is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
80 Mill River Street; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Nurzia's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Nurzia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Nurzia average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nurzia is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery, Laser Prostate Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1290 Summer Street; Suite 2300
Ridgeway, CT
 

Dr. Ronnie Fine's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Fine is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and more. Dr. Fine's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Fine's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Specializes in Urology
49 Lake Avenue; Suite 21
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ranta works as an urologist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ranta is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Lahey Clinic, Dr. Ranta attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ranta (or staff) is conversant in Greek, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
1385 E Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. William Brown's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
49 Lake Avenue; #21
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Stroumbakis' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stroumbakis is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Stroumbakis is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostatitis, Prostate ... (Read more)

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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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