We found 24 urologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Homestead, FL.

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Dr. Rafael E Carrion, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Carrion is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Carrion attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Leadership, AUA. Dr. Carrion speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Problems, in Vitro Fertilization, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Penile Duplex ... (Read more)

Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; South Tampa Center 7th Floor, Usf
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Hernandez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge L Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6, Usf Department of Urology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Lockhart has a special interest in bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Lockhart has received the following distinctions: Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Tod Joseph Fusia, MD
Specializes in Urology
2803 W Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tod Fusia works as an urologist. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fusia include robotic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Fusia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark Joseph Swierzewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
2803 West Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Swierzewski is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tampa, FL, Orlando, FL, and Lutz, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, bleeding, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swierzewski attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lahey Clinic, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Bleeding, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ethan G Polsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ethan Polsky is a specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Polsky's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Polsky trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Polsky speaks German. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mastandrea's clinical interests include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mastandrea completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trushar Patel, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Trushar Patel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patel include: Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and The Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Grant in Urology, New York Academy of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Problems, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1 Davis Boulevard; #604
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Raviender Bukkapatnam practices urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Bukkapatnam (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Dr. Bukkapatnam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Bukkapatnam is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Lucas Ross Wiegand, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lucas Wiegand is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wiegand's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Elliot Kolligian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Kolligian's medical specialty is pediatric urology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolligian include spina bifida. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kolligian attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spina Bifida

Dr. David Alex Hochberg, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2708 W Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hochberg is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hochberg's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), cryotherapy, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hochberg graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Chandler David Dora, MD
Specializes in Urology
2708 W Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Chandler Dora is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), robotic prostatectomy, and stress urinary incontinence. Dr. Dora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard B Heidenberg, DO
Specializes in Urology
1209 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Heidenberg, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Heidenberg attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Dennis Le Roy Hoover, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Hoover's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoover include circumcision and lithotripsy (stone fragmentation). He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Lithotripsy, X-Rays

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4712 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yves Homsy's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Homsy takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Humana, and Coventry Pediatric Dental. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency.

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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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