We found 4 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Aetna near Willow Grove, PA.

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Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA

Dr. Michael Packer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Packer attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hernia surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Packer honors. Dr. Packer's professional affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Abington - Jefferson Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Urinary Tract Infection

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Ki ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA

Dr. Gregory Dean's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dean include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Abington - Jefferson Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dean honors. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Dean performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , Urinary Tract Infection

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, H ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA

Dr. Jonathan Roth is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Abington - Jefferson Health. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roth welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Urinary Tract Infection

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Ki ... (Read more)

Heidi S Harvie MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
8815 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Heidi Harvie specializes in urogynecology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Harvie include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Harvie honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Harvie's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Urinary Tract Infection

All Interests: Cystocele, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Gynecologic Surgery, Uterine Prolapse, Enterocele Repair, Vagin ... (Read more)

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What is a Urinary Tract Infection?

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, happens when bacteria enter the body through the opening where urine is normally released. The bacteria infect the lining of the urethra and bladder, turning them red and inflamed. This causes pain in the abdomen or pelvic area, a burning sensation during urination, a sense of urgency about going to the bathroom, frequent urination, and urine that smells bad and looks cloudy, or even contains traces of blood. If the urinary tract infection is severe, it may travel all the way to the kidneys, a more serious kind of UTI called pyelonephritis. Patients with this kidney infection might have blood in their urine, feel back pain, and develop a fever.

Urinary tract infections are extremely common: 12% of all men and 40-50% of all women will have a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. They are more common in women because women have shorter urethras, so bacteria have a shorter distance to travel from the outside of the body to the bladder and cause an infection. Some people also have urethras that are an unusual shape or have an obstruction in the urethra that makes getting a UTI more likely. Also, certain chronic illnesses like diabetes weaken the immune system, so any bacteria in the body are more likely to cause an infection.

A urinary tract infection can be diagnosed very quickly by a doctor. A sample of urine can be examined under a microscope for the presence of bacteria or white blood cells. There are also diagnostic strips that can be used to test a urine sample without the need for a microscope. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment is a course of oral antibiotics, and most patients feel better within just a few days. There are some things that patients can do themselves to help reduce the risk of getting a urinary tract infection in the future. Stay well hydrated, wipe from front to back after going to the bathroom, wear breathable cotton undergarments, and don’t hold it in when you feel the urge to go.
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