We found 3 providers with an interest in pelvic floor dysfunction and who accept Humana Simplicity near Cincinnati, OH.
Dr. James Whiteside practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology in West Chester, OH and Cincinnati, OH. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Whiteside include vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain), urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain. His professional affiliations include the University of Cincinnati Health (UC Health), The Christ Hospital Health Network, and Women's Healthcare Center. Dr. Whiteside's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Georgia and residency at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Whiteside is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Relevant Interests: , Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Organ Prolapse
All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Vulva Problems, Vulvodynia, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Pelvic Flo ... (Read more)
Dr. Mickey Karram specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karram include labiaplasty, female incontinence, and vaginoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center - Fort Wright. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karram accepts. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Arabic.
Relevant Interests: , Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
All Interests: Female Incontinence, Vaginoplasty, Labiaplasty, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic ... (Read more)
Dr. Aparna Shah's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center - Montgomery.
Relevant Interests: , Pelvic Organ Prolapse
All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse
urologists who accept Humana Simplicity (57)?
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.
- Healthy pregnancies
- Uterine fibroids
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- PAP smears
- Annual breast exams