Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Dysuria is the feeling of pain, burning, or discomfort upon urination.
Although dysuria frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection
(UTI), it can have a variety of causes. Dysuria should always trigger a visit to
a health-care professional for evaluation and diagnosis.
Dysuria is common, for from 5%-15% of visits to a primary-care doctor
are for symptoms of dysuria. Symptoms occur more commonly in women, especially in
young women and people who are sexually active. Most of the time, dysuria will
be caused by a simple urinary tract infection, but a complete evaluation by a
health-care professional is necessary for proper diagnosis, especially if the