We found 7 urologists who accept Humana Platinum near Snellville, GA.

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Dr Vishal Bhalani MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1557 Janmar Road
Snellville, GA

Dr. Vishal Bhalani sees patients in Snellville, GA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhalani is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 420
Snellville, GA

Dr. Ronald Anglade is an urologist in Snellville, GA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 420
Snellville, GA

Dr. A. Sherlag specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sherlag attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Urology
1557 Janmar Road
Snellville, GA

Dr. Derek Prabharasuth's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Prabharasuth takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1557 Janmar Road
Snellville, GA

Dr. Mukesh Patel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr Jitesh Vinod Patel MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1557 Janmar Road
Snellville, GA

Dr. Jitesh Patel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Emory Eastside Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Patel attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO.

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Specializes in Urology
1557 Janmar Road
Snellville, GA

Dr. Tariq Hakky sees patients in Snellville, GA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hakky studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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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