HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome David Bitzer, MD, a board certified urologist, to their team of providers. Dr. Bitzer is now accepting urology patients from pediatric to geriatric years of age from the communities of Effingham, Greenville, Litchfield, IL and surrounding areas. Dr. Bitzer treats all urologic conditions in both male and female patients, addressing conditions that include incontinence, overactive bladder, cancers of the urinary tract and male genital system, impotence and stones.
According to Dr. Bitzer, “Within my practice I cover the gamut of adult and pediatric urology. While not all urologists choose to treat children, I have always enjoyed working with them and am qualified under my board certification. There is a subspecialty certification in pediatric urology for providers who choose to focus only on children and more complex pediatric care.”
Dr. Bitzer explains that some of the more common urologic conditions he sees with pediatric patients include bed wetting, frequency and urgency of urination, circumcision revision, abnormal urethra, and undescended testicles. “All of these conditions are treatable and potentially curable. Many conditions with children can be addressed with simple education and reassurance for the parents. Of course when parents do have a concern they should be sure to get it checked out.”
Dr. Bitzer earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. He completed urology and general surgery residencies at Southern Illinois University Affiliated Hospitals in Springfield, IL. Dr. Bitzer is board certified in urology and is a member of the Illinois State Medical Society and the American Urologic Association.
“I am pleased to bring 26 years of experience to the communities of Effingham, Greenville and Litchfield. I have a home in Vandalia so I am familiar with the area. My goals for the patient are to address their urologic problems to help improve their quality of life, and educate them to help them co-manage their conditions.”
Dr. Bitzer cares for patients in three locations: HSHS Medical Group Urology – Effingham, located at 904 Medical Park Dr., Effingham, IL; HSHS Medical Group Urology Specialty Clinic – Greenville, located at 200 Healthcare Dr., Greenville, IL; and at HSHS Medical Group Urology Specialty Clinic – Litchfield, located at 1215 Franciscan Dr., Litchfield, IL. For more information or to refer a patient to Dr. Bitzer, call 217-540-2350.