We found 5 urologists who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Coatesville, PA.
Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. In his practice, Dr. Fitzpatrick focuses on warts, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzpatrick takes. Dr. Fitzpatrick has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Warts, Kidney Stones, Renal Artery Stenosis
Dr. Kenneth Collins' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Collins performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Collins has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Kansas City Urology Care, and Main Line Health. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ilene Wong's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Dr. Donald Andersen is an urologist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andersen include warts, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Andersen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Andersen has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017 and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Renal Artery Stenosis, Kidney Problems, Stomach Can ... (Read more)
Dr. William Merriam's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. Merriam focuses on warts. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merriam takes. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Merriam completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue and Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Merriam's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Warts
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.