We found 4 providers with an interest in urologic disorders and who accept HFN EPO near Northbrook, IL.
Dr. Earl Cheng works as a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Winfield, IL. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cheng has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Cheng is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Urologic Disorders
All Interests: Urologic Disorders
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, Urologic Disorders
All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Neurogenic Bladder, Urodynamics
Dr. Craig Langman specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He speaks French. Dr. Langman's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Langman attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Langman's practice is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Kidney Problems, Chronic Kidney Disease, Urinary Stones
All Interests: Kidney Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Osteoporosis, Urinary Stones, Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Kavita Hodgkins is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Hodgkins focuses on kidney problems. Dr. Hodgkins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Hodgkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.
Relevant Interests: , Kidney Problems
All Interests: Kidney Problems
urologists who accept HFN EPO (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.