Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

Vaginal Infections And UTI Specialist

Dr. Wirth offers effective, discreet, confidential care for a wide array of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and vaginal infections, helping New York City women get the appropriate care based on the specific causes of their infections.

Vaginal Infections and UTI Q & A

What causes UTIs?

Urinary tract infections are usually caused by bacteria that enter the urinary tract through the urethral opening. Once in the urethra and bladder, bacteria can begin to multiple, sometimes rapidly. The two most common types of UTIs in women include cystitis (bladder infection) and urethritis (infection of the urethra). Improper wiping after urinating or bowel movements is the most common cause of these infections. The proximity of the anus to the urethra is why it's especially important to remember to wipe from front to back to avoid spreading bacteria from the anus into the urethra. Some sexually transmitted diseases like herpes and chlamydia can also cause urethritis.

How are vaginal infections and UTIs diagnosed?

UTIs can often be diagnosed with a urine sample to look for white blood cells or bacteria that indicate an infection is present. In some cases, the sample may be sent to a lab for a culture, a test that enables bacteria in the urine to grow so it can be analyzed. Vaginal infections may be diagnosed with urine tests and samples of any discharge, as well as pelvic exams and diagnostic testing like colposcopy. Blood tests may also be ordered.

What treatments are available?

Most UTIs clear up with a course of antibiotics. Be sure to take the complete dose, even once your symptoms have cleared, to prevent a recurrence. Vaginal infections may also be cleared with antibiotics, suppositories, antifungal creams and other treatments. The exact type of treatment for UTI and vaginal infection will depend on the organism causing the infection.

Is it OK to treat an infection with over-the-counter products?

While over-the-counter treatments may help in some cases, it's always good to schedule an appointment to ensure the most appropriate treatment is being applied to avoid recurrence and more serious problems down the road.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "You can always get an appointment, and the support staff is terrific. I have referred multiple friends to this office, and everyone has been happy."

    Bm S.
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    "I liked that he has a consultation room, and he will review the information from the last appointment, inquire and update your profile."

    Marisa P.
  • Yelp

    "The office is clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The front desk staff and nurses have always been helpful."

    Kate N.
  • Yelp

    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

    Chi M.
  • Yelp

    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

    Christina M.
  • Yelp

    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

    Christina M.
Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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