We found 13 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's medical specialty is pediatric urology. He honors Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Makari has received include The Best Doctors in America; Best Physicians as Chosen by Their Peers in Hartford Magazine; and Connecticut Magazine Top Doc. His professional affiliations include The University of Vermont Medical Center, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Makari is open to new patients.

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Christina Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 2.75 stars (4 ratings)
1200 High Ridge Road; 3rd Floor
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Christina Kim's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwalk Hospital, The University of Vermont Medical Center, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Lori Dyer MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 2.41 stars (3 ratings)
1290 Summer Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Lori Dyer's specialty is pediatric urology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Putnam Hospital Center (PHC), and Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester (ASCW). Dr. Dyer accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dyer attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester and Westchester Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Paul Zelkovic is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Zelkovic attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He is in-network for Health Net, MagnaCare, POMCO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Norwalk Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center (PHC), and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Catherine Michels Alonzo M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
49 Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Catherine Alonzo is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alonzo is especially interested in female urologic disorders, lithotripsy (stone fragmentation), and urinary stones. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Alonzo has an open panel. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Nassau University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Lithotripsy

Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.06 stars (4 ratings)
80 Mill River Street; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Nurzia's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nurzia attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Nurzia is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. Dr. Nurzia is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
average rating 2.12 stars (2 ratings)
166 W Broad Street; Suite 404
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Santarosa is an urologist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santarosa accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Santarosa performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 2.5 stars (1 rating)
1290 Summer Street; Suite 2300
Ridgeway, CT
 

Dr. Ronnie Fine's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Fine honors Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fine graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fine completed Dr. Fine's residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fine's professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fine's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.64 stars (14 ratings)
49 Lake Avenue; Suite 21
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ranta's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Ranta has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ranta (or staff) is conversant in Greek, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. William Brown sees patients in Old Greenwich, CT. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University.

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Sarah Marie Lambert MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 3.66 stars (3 ratings)
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Sarah Lambert practices pediatric urology. Her clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, vesicoureteral reflux, and cancer. Dr. Lambert is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lambert at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic Bladder, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Cancer, Enuresis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.38 stars (11 ratings)
49 Lake Avenue; #21
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Stroumbakis specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Greenwich, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Stroumbakis has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Miriam Harel is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harel honors. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Harel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Harel is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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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