We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept First Health near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Max Maizels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
640 South Washington
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Max Maizels' medical specialty is pediatric surgery and urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Maizels an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maizels completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Maizels has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

All Interests: Consultation, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Mohammed Shujauddin Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 140
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed is an adult nephrologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu. His clinical interests include acute kidney injury (AKI), hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is a graduate of Midwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Madhuri R Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Grant Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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Dr. Ramadevi Davarapalli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
235 Remington Boulevard; Suite J
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Ramadevi Davarapalli's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, thyroid problems, and acne. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Davarapalli is a graduate of Siddhartha Medical College and Bangalore University. In addition to English, Dr. Davarapalli (or staff) speaks Telugu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , urinary tract infection (UTI)

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What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, happens when bacteria enter the body through the opening where urine is normally released. The bacteria infect the lining of the urethra and bladder, turning them red and inflamed. This causes pain in the abdomen or pelvic area, a burning sensation during urination, a sense of urgency about going to the bathroom, frequent urination, and urine that smells bad and looks cloudy, or even contains traces of blood. If the urinary tract infection is severe, it may travel all the way to the kidneys, a more serious kind of UTI called pyelonephritis. Patients with this kidney infection might have blood in their urine, feel back pain, and develop a fever.

Urinary tract infections are extremely common: 12% of all men and 40-50% of all women will have a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. They are more common in women because women have shorter urethras, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel from the outside of the body to the bladder and cause an infection. Some people also have urethras that are an unusual shape or have an obstruction in the urethra that makes getting a UTI more likely. Also, certain chronic illnesses like diabetes weaken the immune system, so any bacteria in the body are more likely to cause an infection.

A urinary tract infection can be diagnosed very quickly by a doctor. A sample of urine can be examined under a microscope for the presence of bacteria or white blood cells. There are also diagnostic strips that can be used to test a urine sample without the need for a microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment is a course of oral antibiotics, and most patients feel better within just a few days. There are some things that patients can do themselves to help reduce the risk of getting a urinary tract infection in the future. Stay well hydrated, wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom, wear breathable cotton undergarments, and don’t hold it in when you feel the urge to go.
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