Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Specialist

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG

Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD is one of the leading experts in the management of urinary tract infections. Dr. Stone can diagnosis and provides management options for both urinary tract infections and recurrent urinary tract infections to patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas.

Urinary Tract Infections Q & A

  • What is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

    A Urinary Tract Infection is an infection of either the bladder or kidney. An infection the bladder is often called cystitis or a bladder infection. An infection of the kidney is called pyelonephritis or a kidney infection. Most women will have a UTI in her lifetime. These infections are uncomfortable but rarely life-threatening.

  • How do Urinary Tract Infections develop?

    Most of the time UTIs develop from bacteria making it's way from the vagina to the urethra and bladder. This bacteria can sometimes travel further up the urinary tract to the kidney causing a kidney infection. 

  • What are the risk factors for developing a UTI?

    There are several risk factors for urinary tract infections. Dr. Stone will discuss this with you and identify your specific risk factors. Here are some well-known risk factors.

    • Women are more at risk than men
    • Pregnancy
    • Menopause
    • Health conditions that affect the immune system such as diabetes.
    • Surgeries in or around the bladder
    • Catheters

  • What are the symptoms of a UTI?

    • Burning on urination
    • Urinary urgency
    • A strong odor in the urine
    • Cloudy urine
    • Pain or pressure near the infection
      • Suprapubic pain for a bladder infection
      • Flank pain for a kidney infection
    • Fevers and chills

  • How is a UTI diagnosed?

    It is diagnosed with a urine test that looks for white blood cells and byproducts of bacteria. This should only be done if you are having other symptoms. A urine culture may also be done to determine which antibiotic is best to use.

  • Are there any other conditions that causes similar symptoms to a UTI?

    Yes, there are other conditions that may cause some of the same symptoms as a UTI, including:

    • Vaginal infections can cause burning during urination. These often occur with vaginal discharge and vaginal irritation.
    • Genital herpes can cause burning with urination. This often occurs with ulcerations of the vagina and surrounding tissue.
    • Overactive Bladder can cause  urinary urgency, frequency, nocturia, and urge urinary incontinence.

  • How is a urinary tract infection treated?

    For an uncomplicated UTIs, Dr. Stone will treat with an oral antibiotic. He will often do this even before a culture result is obtained if you only get occasional UTIs. However, if you get recurrent infections, or have a condition that mimics UTI symptoms such as interstitial cystitis, then he will likely wait for a urine culture result before he treats.

    Dr. Stone may suggest a medication called phenoazopridine to alleviate the discomfort. This medication acts as a urinary analgesic. However, this medication does not treat the infection.

  • What are recurrent urinary tract infections?

    Recurrent urinary tract infections are defined as 3 or more UTIs in 1 year or 2 or more UTIs in 6 months. There are several risk factors for these recurrent UTIs.

    • Genetic: Tends to run in families
    • Sexually active
    • Diaphragm use
    • Spermicide use
    • Recent surgery near the bladder

  • How are recurrent UTIs diagnosed?

    Dr. Stone will take a detailed history and perform a physical exam to look for any anatomic causes of your UTIs. Depending on this initial evaluation he may recommend a cystoscopy or further imaging.

  • How can I prevent recurrent UTIs?

    Dr. Stone will discuss different options with you including

    • Using vaginal estrogen cream
    • Consuming cranberry products
    • Using urine sterilizing pills such as methenamine
    • Antibiotic after intercourse
    • Daily antibiotic

Testimonials

Debra
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017backgroundLayer 1Read More
"He actually took the time and listened to me. After the exam he told me that he wanted to try another pessary before committing to surgery. He fit one in and it worked! I haven't felt this good in years. I'm so so grateful to him!"
Madeline
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017backgroundLayer 1Read More
"He is one of the most caring docs I've ever been to. I've been struggling with this problem for years and have been to 3 docs before I saw him."
Sandy
Read More
"Dr. Stone is a really good doctor. After I had the urethra sling surgery Dr Stone called me at home to see how I was doing. The office staff is good. Dr Stone's nurse Iris is really good she returns calls. I will refer my family and friends to this office."
Debra
Read More
"Dr. Stone has been wonderful. I was very hesitant at first to see a man but he put me completely at ease. I was able to speak to him about my problem with leakage. He discussed several options and gave me choices which I loved. Eventually I decided on surgery. The surgery went well and I finally have my life back again."
Tina
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017backgroundLayer 1Read More
"I highly recommend him. I will be referring all my loved ones if ever they develop problems."
Betsy
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017backgroundLayer 1Read More
"He put us at ease about the surgery by really explaining the procedure in detail to me, my husband and my daughter. He made me feel like I was his only patient."
Joyce
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017backgroundLayer 1Read More
"Awesome!! Would give him 10 stars!!!!! Dr. Stone took the time to fully explain medical procedures. He patiently answered all my questions."
Alice
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017backgroundLayer 1Read More
"His bed-side manner put me at ease discussing a very embarrassing topic. I'd recommend him to anyone."
Previous
Next

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most insurance policies for your convenience. Please contact your insurance carrier to verify your individual benefits and any copays or coinsurance that are part of your plan. Patients are responsible for notifying our office if a specific plan requires precertification, preauthorization, or a referral (especially HMOs). Please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to verify your provider network participation as insurance carriers change policies often.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stone today

One of our staff members will contact you directly. If you have any concerns requiring immediate attention, please don’t hesitate to call us at 602-788-1521.

Dr. Stone is also offering Telemedicine visits. Call to schedule today.

Office location

Valley Urogynecology Associates

1616 East Maryland Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85016-1302

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM

Main: (602) 788-1521

Fax: (602) 688-5420

Conveniently located just off Highway 51 on Maryland Avenue just East of 16TH Street between East Bethany Home Road and East Glendale Avenue.