We found 5 providers with an interest in urinary tract infection and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Katy, TX.

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Dr. Carson Tan Lo, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Carson Lo's specialty is adult infectious disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lo include sinusitis (sinus infection), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. Dr. Lo's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lo has an open panel. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed his residency at Makati Medical Center. Dr. Lo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese.

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Dr. Linda Siti Yancey, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 310
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Linda Yancey is an adult infectious disease specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yancey include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Yancey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Yancey attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21376 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Alvarez is a family practitioner in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, warts, and menopause. Dr. Alvarez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Alvarez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Autonomous University of Central America and then she performed her residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21324 Provincial Boulevard; Suite B
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Iyad Radwan is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Radwan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson practices general gynecology. Dr. Christopherson's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christopherson takes. Dr. Christopherson is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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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