We found 6 providers with an interest in bladder problems and who accept Humana Gold near Northbrook, IL.
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Dr. Nejd Alsikafi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gurnee, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Glenview, IL. Dr. Alsikafi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alsikafi include bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Alsikafi studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Alsikafi completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence
All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urethral Stricture, Bladder Cancer, Urin ... (Read more)
Dr. William Kaplan practices pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kaplan studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kaplan trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kaplan has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , Neurogenic Bladder
All Interests: Hernia, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Neurogenic Bladder
Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is a pediatric urology specialist. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yerkes include neurogenic bladder and urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Yerkes welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Neurogenic Bladder
All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Urodynamics
Dr. David Mutchnik practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Skokie, IL, Glenview, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Mutchnik's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mutchnik's office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Neurogenic Bladder
All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer
Dr. John Milner specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Milner's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.
Relevant Interests: , Bladder Cancer
All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Endoscopic Surgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)
Dr. Rachel Levin specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Levin is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, learning disabilities, and premature babies. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Rush Medical College.
Relevant Interests: , Enuresis
All Interests: Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Premature Babies ... (Read more)
urologists who accept Humana Gold (52)?
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.