We found 5 providers with an interest in bladder cancer and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Fond Du Lac, WI.
Dr. Tait Fors works as an urologist in Appleton, WI, Waupaca, WI, and Fond Du Lac, WI. Dr. Fors's clinical interests include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
Dr. Scott Kolbeck's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kolbeck include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kolbeck at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.
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Dr. Daniel Higgins is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Higgins include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Higgins's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.
Dr. Omar Atassi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Atassi is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Atassi accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.
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Dr. Michael Murphy sees patients in Neenah, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Fond Du Lac, WI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Murphy graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient reviews placed Dr. Murphy at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.
oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 (11)?
- Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
- Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
- Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.
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.