We found 4 providers with an interest in bladder problems and who accept Humana Platinum near Saint Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Meenakshi Jain practices general gynecology. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise include the following: endometriosis, laser treatment, and robotic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Bardmoor Surgery Center. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rochester General Hospital and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Jain has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jain welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Urinary Incontinence
All Interests: Birth Control Implant, Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Endom ... (Read more)
Dr. Sean Heron is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include herpes, bladder infection, and male infertility. Patients gave Dr. Heron an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heron honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Heron attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Heron is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Infection, Urinary Incontinence
All Interests: Circumcision, Herpes, Surgical Procedures, Male Infertility, Brachytherapy, Urinary Incontinence, Bl ... (Read more)
Dr. Donald Morris is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Morris takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for his residency. Dr. Morris's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence
All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Sexual Dys ... (Read more)
Dr. Gilbert Shamas specializes in general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shamas include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. Dr. Shamas is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Women's Healthcare Associates. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shamas's average rating from his patients is 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers.
Relevant Interests: , Urinary Incontinence
All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, High Risk Pregna ... (Read more)
urologists who accept Humana Platinum (23)?
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.