We found 10 urologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Palm Harbor, FL.

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Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bassel is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Bassel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Bladder Problems, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. James Zachary is a Safety Harbor, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. Zachary focuses on kidney stones and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing his residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Zachary attended Indiana University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Brian D Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hale include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Hale honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hale completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hale is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

Dr. Lonnie T Klein, MD
Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Lonnie Klein's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Klein at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include female incontinence, kidney stones, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Klein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Kidney Problems, Stress Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin B Richman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Martin Richman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Richman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating 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. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jacob, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Jacob is an urologist in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Jacob is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Université Libre de Bruxelles and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Vasectomy, Biopsy, Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Szostak, MD
Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Michael Szostak specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He has a special interest in kidney stones, urinary tract infection (UTI), and robotic prostatectomy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Szostak 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Szostak attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar R Abreu, MD
Specializes in Urology
646 Virginia Street; Suite 201
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Abreu works as an urologist. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Abreu's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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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Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Chad Hubsher is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hubsher include high risk pregnancy. Dr. Hubsher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Donald Bergner is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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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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