We provide easy access to treatment for women who suffer from urinary tract infections (UTIs) as well as decrease risk factors that contribute to such infection and improve quality of life.
A common problem we encounter is that women have been told or are under the impression they have UTIs when they actually do not. Because of these issues we are very thorough in our evaluation to identify risk factors for UTIs but also to make sure that UTIs are truly present.
We have seen that many women suffer from UTIs issues because access to care after hours and on weekends is both costly and inconvenient. Therefore, we have created multiple programs to give all of our patients better access to care during these inopportune occasions.
What to Expect
When we see a woman or teenage girl for this issue, we go through several steps. First, we review prior urinalysis and culture data to make sure that she actually suffers from UTIs. Surprisingly, there are multiple conditions that can have frequency and burning with urination that are not related to infection. We make sure that accurate diagnoses have been made and antibiotics are not being prescribed unnecessarily.
Second, a careful urinary symptom history is taken so that we can identify any contributing risk factors related to urinary dysfunction. Third, it is important to rule out other less common bladder infections or anatomical problems and we routinely perform additional testing to rule out these conditions.
Finally, once we have done this complete initial evaluation we determine a UTI program with easy access to care that is right for your individual case.
Urinary Tract Infection. Some common symptoms are: sharp/burning “knife-like” pain before urination, sharp/burning “knife-like”pain during urination, sharp/burning “knife-like” pain after urination and frequent urination.