We found 9 urologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Lindenhurst, IL.

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Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2592 East Grand Avenue; Cmh Urology Lindenhurst Office
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Gurnee, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Kaplan obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis B Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1475 E. Belvidere Rd. (rte. 120)
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Liu's area of specialization is pediatric urology. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Liu is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Liu's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Hydronephrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth B Yerkes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2592 East Grand Avenue; Cmh Urology Lindenhurst Office
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Wilmette, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Dr. Yerkes's areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Yerkes is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Birth Defects, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Y Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2592 East Grand Avenue; Cmh Urology Lindenhurst Office
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Earl Cheng's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng accepts. Dr. Cheng is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Disorders, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Max Maizels, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Urology
2592 East Grand Avenue; Cmh Urology Lindenhurst Office
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Max Maizels is a pediatric surgeon and urologist in Chicago, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Maizels is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Maizels has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. H Merrill Matschke, MD
Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. H. Matschke is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, infertility, and testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Matschke is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Matschke is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Infertility, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristopher N Atzeff, MD
Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Kristopher Atzeff is an urologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Atzeff completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Atzeff is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Justin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Justin Cohen, who practices in Lake Forest, IL, Glenview, IL, and Grayslake, IL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ronald J Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 312
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Kim's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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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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