Dr. David Bitzer, MD is an urology specialist in Effingham, IL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in urology.


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HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care - Effingham

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Dr. Bitzer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bitzer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Urinary Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bitzer treats Urinary Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bitzer treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Bladder Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bitzer treats Bladder Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bitzer treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Bladder Infection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bitzer treats Bladder Infection more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bitzer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bitzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Exstrophy Repair
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Epispadias
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

Inspired by our Franciscan values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy, HSHS Medical Group providers are devoted to elevating the patient as the focus of our existence. We will prioritize our decision-making to place the needs of our patients first. ...

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

So Il University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1987
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1987

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bitzer

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Poor attitude. Poor results. Against Cannabis.
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Had an ultrasound done on my kindeys and bladder told me I would have results in two days. I saw on the hospital portal that the test was done. I started calling about every few days and they told me he would call. Finally 3 weeks later a person in the office tells me he doesn't call you must make an appointment and come in. Guess he wants more money from insurance. :(
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I have never had urethra stretched without something topical for pain...When I asked for it...he said it hurts because you are right...basically inferring that I have to deal with it.
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My visit with this particular Dr. was the worst experience I've had with a medical professional. As a new patient I expected the paper work & that I might wait longer then normal. I arrived at 10:40 (app. was 11am) & wasn't taken into an exam room until 12pm. Bitzer came in and said my back pain wasn't from my stones. Then tells me to stand up and hits my back without warning causing me immense pain. I actually cried! My hysterical crying didn't deter him! 5 min later the visit was over. Worst!
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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)