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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

Vaginitis And Urinary Tract Infections Specialist

Dr. Wittgrove offers women of all ages from the San Diego, CA, area the most advanced and effective treatments for vaginitis, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and other infections that can cause pain, burning, itching and other bothersome symptoms for quick relief and speedy healing.

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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

What is vaginitis?

Vaginitis is a condition that causes the vagina to become inflamed, causing pain, itching and vaginal discharge, sometimes accompanied by odor. Vaginitis can be caused by:

  • yeast infections

  • an overgrowth of bacteria normally present in the vagina (but at lower levels)

  • parasitic infections

  • irritation from soaps, douches or spermicides

  • thinning of the vaginal lining during menopause

  • a drop in estrogen levels

How is vaginitis treated?

The treatment for vaginitis will depend on what's causing it. Vaginitis that's caused by bacteria, yeast or parasites can be treated with medication developed specifically for those organisms. When vaginitis is caused by a decrease in estrogen, hormone replacement therapy may be a good choice, and creams and ointments can also help.

What causes UTIs?

Urinary tract infections usually develop when bacteria builds up within the urinary tract, causing symptoms like painful urination, burning when urinating, frequent urges to urinate and an inability to completely empty the bladder, or the sensation that the bladder is not empty. Blood in the urine, urine that appears cloudy or has a strong odor, and fever can also be symptoms. Left untreated, a UTI can spread to the kidneys and cause serious medical issues.

How are urinary tract infections treated?

UTIs are usually diagnosed using a simple urine test to look for white and red blood cells and bacteria, and to determine the best medication to fight off the infection. Once diagnosed, treatment typically consists of a course of antibiotics to help eradicate the germs and relieve symptoms. If infections are chronic, you may need to have diagnostic imaging or minimally-invasive procedures to look for underlying causes like blockages that could be interfering with normal urine flow or enabling bacteria to build up.

 

Insurance - NO HMO

Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time.  We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.

For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
Know your benefits as there are some services for which a deposit is required.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
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Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I was very impressed with Dr. Wittgrove. She is a lovely, caring doctor. I was immediately very comfortable with her. "

    Anonymous
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    "Dr. Wittgrove is the BEST OB/GYN! She doesn't fool around with your health-she listens and uses her expertise to fix what is wrong."

    Anonymous
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Wittgrove's staff was very friendly. I felt very confident in Dr. Wittgrove's care, she gave a very good first impression."

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    " I think this is the one doctor's office that I don't have hour long delays. I recommend to anyone who needs to see an OB-GYN."

    Shaina M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Brown is the best OBGYN I have been to. I recommend her everyone."

    Michelle M.
  • Yelp

    "I love this Doctor. She is knowledgeable, understanding and respectful."

    Shaina M.
  • RateMDs

    "She has a great personality and is an outstanding OB. She is familiar with natural, unmedicated childbirth."

    Anonymous
  • Yelp

    "As a healthcare professional myself, I appreciated Dr. Brown's efforts to make my appointment as painless as possible. I look forward to working with her in the future."

    Diana N.
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Brown. She has delivered all three of my children and is scheduled to deliver baby number four...Overall, a very good doctor."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "My overall experience with the doctor and staff is satisfaction!! She is courteous, caring, and attentive!!"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Brown's staff is also caring and have great customer service skills. I would recommend her to my friends"

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    ""Had I read that comment prior to my visit I may have missed out on a great physician. I personally would recommend Dr. Brown to anyone who values a great physician."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I felt comfortable with Dr. Wittgrove immediately; I have now seen her several times and am pleased that she takes my concerns seriously."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Such a pleasant experience. Dr. Wittgrove is so great! I am reassured about my health when in her care."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove was delightful and very informative. She made me feel comfortable to ask all of my questions."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I am very impressed with my experience at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove and her office staff are amazing. I am so glad that I found this office."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Wittgrove is exceptionally warm with excellent bedside manner. She took her time to really talk to me and my husband during our first OB appointment with her."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I was very happy and comfortable during my time at Dr. Wittgrove's office. Dr. Wittgrove put my mind at ease. Thank you."

    Verified Patient
Location
Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn
6719 Alvarado Road , Suite 302
San Diego , CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-6585
Fax: 619-229-6587
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619-229-6585