We found 13 urologists who accept Aetna HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

Specializes in Urology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 420
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Leng is an urologist in Fort Worth, TX. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leng attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Leng's professional affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Gordon Parham, MD
Specializes in Urology
2900 Acme Brick Plaza
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parham specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Parham include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and cystotomy (incision of bladder). His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Parham has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. John Andrew Pumphrey, MD
Specializes in Urology
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Pumphrey practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Pumphrey is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pumphrey is affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth, Associates in Urology, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jeffrey Charles Applewhite, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Applewhite is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Applewhite average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Applewhite is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Applewhite is affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jonathan David Kaye, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 550
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kaye's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Kaye is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kaye's professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Scott Addison Thurman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Thurman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Thurman is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Thurman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kirk Joseph Pinto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 550
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kirk Pinto's specialty is pediatric urology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pinto at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Pinto attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Pinto has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Randall Rittenhouse, DO
Specializes in Urology
1001 12th Ave St 140; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Rittenhouse is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Rittenhouse average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and atrophic vaginitis. Dr. Rittenhouse honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rittenhouse is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Blake Wiley Palmer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1129 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Blake Palmer is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Fort Worth, TX. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palmer obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth, Cook Children's Physician Network, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Palmer is open to new patients.

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Dr. David L Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Urology
1300 W. Terrell Avenue; Suite 405
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Shepherd's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shepherd is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Azle, Texas Health Cleburne, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Shepherd has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael Capwell Walter, MD
Specializes in Urology
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Walter sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Walter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Walter's professional affiliations include Texas Health Fort Worth, Associates in Urology, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jeff Lawrence Pugach, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jeff Pugach's specialty is pediatric urology. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Pugach trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pugach's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sameer Singh works as an urologist in Cleburne, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Singh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Texas Health Cleburne, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Singh is open to new patients.

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What is Urology?

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.

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