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Bluewater Urology Associates

Urologists located in Orange Park, FL

16 total reviews

Bluewater Urology Associates always appreciates feedback from our valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 16 reviews with an average rating of 4.63 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Bluewater Urology Associates below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

DENNIS M.
Submitted 05/09/21
Dr. DRINIS, Greetings, I hope this letter finds you well. I wish share with you an effective treatment for chronic nocturia I. a patient, have found after having tried every other form of treatment. I want to share my solution to nocturia with you and other patients. I suffer from the worst case of nocturia either of my two urologists have seen. I would literally get up nearly every hour of the night with an urge to urinate even the tiniest amount of urine. It was hellish. I would generally be able to finally fall asleep for maybe 2 or 2 ½ hours straight some time about 2:00 or 3:00 AM. I would be exhausted in the morning and would require day time naps. It ruined my quality of life. Please keep in mind that I did all the life style changes and kept a urinary log to tract my night time voids. Prior to finding the three drug treatment listed below the only way I could sleep for more than 2 hours a night was to drink alcohol in excess (i.e.- getting drunk). Alcohol was the only useful form of treatment, but a flawed one. My urologists tried every form of treatment on me with very little or no success, which I will detail below. But first let me cut to the chase and tell you the very effective course of treatment I have found only after 3 years of constant trial and error. AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR NOCTURIA THAT WORKS! The following has been very effective for me and I hope you will share it with other patients. At bed time I take the following: 1. Trazadone 50 or 100 mg 2. Gabapentin 300mg 3. Melatonin 5mg HERE ARE ALL MY FAILED TREATMENTS: Let me detail all the treatments I have tried without success. First there was Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP surgery), its 80% effective in treating over active bladder in men, but unlucky me I was in the other 20%. Next there was OnabotulinumtoxinA (ON-ah-boch-yoo-lih-num-tox-in-A), also called Botox injections to the bladder. I had it done 3 times. The first dose of 100 ml really seemed to help in that it allowed me to sleep for an amazing 2 hours at a time without having to get up to pee. Please note that for me my condition was so bad that being able to sleep for 2 hours straight was considered a great victory. However, once the first dose wore off the two subsequent dosed did nothing even though we doubled the dose to 200 ml! Then there was Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) which is a form of acupuncture for 12 weeks. Nope, it did not work at all for me! Then we tried Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS): SNS which uses the same principle as PTNS. Nope, did not work for me! Then we of course tried all the drugs recommended to treat over active bladder. In summary they either had nasty side affects that caused me to stop taking them or they did not improve my symptoms. Here is a list of all the drugs I tried unsuccessfully. • Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL) • Trospium (Sanctura) • Solifenacin (Vesicare) • Darifenacin (Enablex) Flowmax • Trospium 20 mg • Amitripylin • Tadalafil (Cialis) • Desmopressin • Myrbetriq I was so desperate. I even tried herbal remedies like Ganoderma lucidum, corn silk, magnesium, Capsaicin and Pumpkin seeds. All these had no positive affect. It got to the point where one of my urologist suggested removing my bladder as a final course of treatment. I declined. ACCIDEENTLY DISCOVERING AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT: I was at a total loss and felt there would never be any hope of treating my nocturia and being able to sleep at night. Until I suffered from a painful pinched nerve in my neck for a week. I went to my family doctor who prescribed me 300mg of Gabapentin. The Gabapentin did nothing to help my neck pain, but I noticed it significantly reduced the number times per night I needed to void. I was actually able to get some sleep! So, I did some research online and found articles about the successful use of Gabapentin in experiments to treat nocturia. Why didn’t my two urologists know about them? I then had to wonder if my condition was also not just a matter of over active bladder, but also difficulty falling asleep. My urologist recommended I take Ambien sleep medicine. My research revealed Ambien was habit forming and tended to make patients a little squirely in the head so I declined. I then ask my family doctor who suggested taking Trazadone 100mg, which is not habit forming. It works great! It really helped me sleep. I can now sleep for almost 5 hours straight on some nights. I usually only take 50mg of Trazadone as that is all I need. I take the over the counter med Melatonin 5mg, which also helps. Trazadone can NOT be taken with alcohol as there could be a very dangerous reaction and Trazadone also has the rare side effect of causing men to have erections that do not go done requiring emergency surgery to drain the blood from the penis before it turns to gangrene. So there you have it. After 3 years of I finally found a way to affectively treat my nocturia on my own. There was one other thing that I believed really helped me. Prayer! I asked God to guide me in my search for a solution and he did. I hope this information can help someone. Thank you, Dennis Murphy 639 Michelle Drive Hedgesville, WV 25427 celtsgreen@yahoo.com
DENNIS M.
Submitted 05/09/21
Dr. Lerner, Greetings, I hope this letter finds you well. I wish share with you an effective treatment for chronic nocturia I. a patient, have found after having tried every other form of treatment. I want to share my solution to nocturia with you and other patients. I suffer from the worst case of nocturia either of my two urologists have seen. I would literally get up nearly every hour of the night with an urge to urinate even the tiniest amount of urine. It was hellish. I would generally be able to finally fall asleep for maybe 2 or 2 ½ hours straight some time about 2:00 or 3:00 AM. I would be exhausted in the morning and would require day time naps. It ruined my quality of life. Please keep in mind that I did all the life style changes and kept a urinary log to tract my night time voids. Prior to finding the three drug treatment listed below the only way I could sleep for more than 2 hours a night was to drink alcohol in excess (i.e.- getting drunk). Alcohol was the only useful form of treatment, but a flawed one. My urologists tried every form of treatment on me with very little or no success, which I will detail below. But first let me cut to the chase and tell you the very effective course of treatment I have found only after 3 years of constant trial and error. AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR NOCTURIA THAT WORKS! The following has been very effective for me and I hope you will share it with other patients. At bed time I take the following: 1. Trazadone 50 or 100 mg 2. Gabapentin 300mg 3. Melatonin 5mg HERE ARE ALL MY FAILED TREATMENTS: Let me detail all the treatments I have tried without success. First there was Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP surgery), its 80% effective in treating over active bladder in men, but unlucky me I was in the other 20%. Next there was OnabotulinumtoxinA (ON-ah-boch-yoo-lih-num-tox-in-A), also called Botox injections to the bladder. I had it done 3 times. The first dose of 100 ml really seemed to help in that it allowed me to sleep for an amazing 2 hours at a time without having to get up to pee. Please note that for me my condition was so bad that being able to sleep for 2 hours straight was considered a great victory. However, once the first dose wore off the two subsequent dosed did nothing even though we doubled the dose to 200 ml! Then there was Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) which is a form of acupuncture for 12 weeks. Nope, it did not work at all for me! Then we tried Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS): SNS which uses the same principle as PTNS. Nope, did not work for me! Then we of course tried all the drugs recommended to treat over active bladder. In summary they either had nasty side affects that caused me to stop taking them or they did not improve my symptoms. Here is a list of all the drugs I tried unsuccessfully. • Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL) • Trospium (Sanctura) • Solifenacin (Vesicare) • Darifenacin (Enablex) Flowmax • Trospium 20 mg • Amitripylin • Tadalafil (Cialis) • Desmopressin • Myrbetriq I was so desperate. I even tried herbal remedies like Ganoderma lucidum, corn silk, magnesium, Capsaicin and Pumpkin seeds. All these had no positive affect. It got to the point where one of my urologist suggested removing my bladder as a final course of treatment. I declined. ACCIDEENTLY DISCOVERING AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT: I was at a total loss and felt there would never be any hope of treating my nocturia and being able to sleep at night. Until I suffered from a painful pinched nerve in my neck for a week. I went to my family doctor who prescribed me 300mg of Gabapentin. The Gabapentin did nothing to help my neck pain, but I noticed it significantly reduced the number times per night I needed to void. I was actually able to get some sleep! So, I did some research online and found articles about the successful use of Gabapentin in experiments to treat nocturia. Why didn’t my two urologists know about them? I then had to wonder if my condition was also not just a matter of over active bladder, but also difficulty falling asleep. My urologist recommended I take Ambien sleep medicine. My research revealed Ambien was habit forming and tended to make patients a little squirely in the head so I declined. I then ask my family doctor who suggested taking Trazadone 100mg, which is not habit forming. It works great! It really helped me sleep. I can now sleep for almost 5 hours straight on some nights. I usually only take 50mg of Trazadone as that is all I need. I take the over the counter med Melatonin 5mg, which also helps. Trazadone can NOT be taken with alcohol as there could be a very dangerous reaction and Trazadone also has the rare side effect of causing men to have erections that do not go done requiring emergency surgery to drain the blood from the penis before it turns to gangrene. So there you have it. After 3 years of I finally found a way to affectively treat my nocturia on my own. There was one other thing that I believed really helped me. Prayer! I asked God to guide me in my search for a solution and he did. I hope this information can help someone. Thank you, Dennis Murphy 639 Michelle Drive Hedgesville, WV 25427 celtsgreen@yahoo.com
DENNIS M.
Submitted 05/09/21
Dr. KENNESON, Greetings, I hope this letter finds you well. I wish share with you an effective treatment for chronic nocturia I. a patient, have found after having tried every other form of treatment. I want to share my solution to nocturia with you and other patients. I suffer from the worst case of nocturia either of my two urologists have seen. I would literally get up nearly every hour of the night with an urge to urinate even the tiniest amount of urine. It was hellish. I would generally be able to finally fall asleep for maybe 2 or 2 ½ hours straight some time about 2:00 or 3:00 AM. I would be exhausted in the morning and would require day time naps. It ruined my quality of life. Please keep in mind that I did all the life style changes and kept a urinary log to tract my night time voids. Prior to finding the three drug treatment listed below the only way I could sleep for more than 2 hours a night was to drink alcohol in excess (i.e.- getting drunk). Alcohol was the only useful form of treatment, but a flawed one. My urologists tried every form of treatment on me with very little or no success, which I will detail below. But first let me cut to the chase and tell you the very effective course of treatment I have found only after 3 years of constant trial and error. AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR NOCTURIA THAT WORKS! The following has been very effective for me and I hope you will share it with other patients. At bed time I take the following: 1. Trazadone 50 or 100 mg 2. Gabapentin 300mg 3. Melatonin 5mg HERE ARE ALL MY FAILED TREATMENTS: Let me detail all the treatments I have tried without success. First there was Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP surgery), its 80% effective in treating over active bladder in men, but unlucky me I was in the other 20%. Next there was OnabotulinumtoxinA (ON-ah-boch-yoo-lih-num-tox-in-A), also called Botox injections to the bladder. I had it done 3 times. The first dose of 100 ml really seemed to help in that it allowed me to sleep for an amazing 2 hours at a time without having to get up to pee. Please note that for me my condition was so bad that being able to sleep for 2 hours straight was considered a great victory. However, once the first dose wore off the two subsequent dosed did nothing even though we doubled the dose to 200 ml! Then there was Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) which is a form of acupuncture for 12 weeks. Nope, it did not work at all for me! Then we tried Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS): SNS which uses the same principle as PTNS. Nope, did not work for me! Then we of course tried all the drugs recommended to treat over active bladder. In summary they either had nasty side affects that caused me to stop taking them or they did not improve my symptoms. Here is a list of all the drugs I tried unsuccessfully. • Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL) • Trospium (Sanctura) • Solifenacin (Vesicare) • Darifenacin (Enablex) Flowmax • Trospium 20 mg • Amitripylin • Tadalafil (Cialis) • Desmopressin • Myrbetriq I was so desperate. I even tried herbal remedies like Ganoderma lucidum, corn silk, magnesium, Capsaicin and Pumpkin seeds. All these had no positive affect. It got to the point where one of my urologist suggested removing my bladder as a final course of treatment. I declined. ACCIDEENTLY DISCOVERING AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT: I was at a total loss and felt there would never be any hope of treating my nocturia and being able to sleep at night. Until I suffered from a painful pinched nerve in my neck for a week. I went to my family doctor who prescribed me 300mg of Gabapentin. The Gabapentin did nothing to help my neck pain, but I noticed it significantly reduced the number times per night I needed to void. I was actually able to get some sleep! So, I did some research online and found articles about the successful use of Gabapentin in experiments to treat nocturia. Why didn’t my two urologists know about them? I then had to wonder if my condition was also not just a matter of over active bladder, but also difficulty falling asleep. My urologist recommended I take Ambien sleep medicine. My research revealed Ambien was habit forming and tended to make patients a little squirely in the head so I declined. I then ask my family doctor who suggested taking Trazadone 100mg, which is not habit forming. It works great! It really helped me sleep. I can now sleep for almost 5 hours straight on some nights. I usually only take 50mg of Trazadone as that is all I need. I take the over the counter med Melatonin 5mg, which also helps. Trazadone can NOT be taken with alcohol as there could be a very dangerous reaction and Trazadone also has the rare side effect of causing men to have erections that do not go done requiring emergency surgery to drain the blood from the penis before it turns to gangrene. So there you have it. After 3 years of I finally found a way to affectively treat my nocturia on my own. There was one other thing that I believed really helped me. Prayer! I asked God to guide me in my search for a solution and he did. I hope this information can help someone. Thank you, Dennis Murphy 639 Michelle Drive Hedgesville, WV 25427 celtsgreen@yahoo.com
David B.
Submitted 04/20/20
Your personal attention and genuine caring for my health have led to my cancer free diagnosis. I appreciate your professionalism, the skill of Doris and staff, the friendly atmosphere and the problem free handling of billing and insurance. I will continue to highly recommend Bluewater Urology. Thank You Dr. Kenneson, I will never forget your being part of this chapter of my life.
Ashley H.
Submitted 03/10/20
My overall experience with this office is amazing. They are all so caring and attentive to my needs. They were able to give me a same day apt when I was having issues. Jasmine the MA is amazing and always there to help with any questions I have. She was is very caring. She has gone above and beyond with helping me and being patient with me. I would recommend this office to everyone.
Kathryn V.
Submitted 02/12/20
I was in bad shape. After seeing 2 Urologists and a Functional MD, I was pretty much resigned to living with the pain. Then I was referred Dr. Kennison. In 2017, she surgically cauterized 4 Hunner's ulcers that had formed on my bladder wall, a side effect of interstitial cystitis. In 2018, she treated 2 new areas. Both times, within 48 hours of outpatient surgery, the pain was GONE! The meds seem to be keeping it that way; I just had my annual checkup and happily report that my bladder feels 100%. I highly recommend Dr Kennison -- not only for results, but she listens well and her friendly demeanor makes one feel well cared for. The efficient office staff adds to the overall good experience.
ELIZABETH L.
Submitted 01/10/20
I would highly recommend Dr. Sophia Drinis, MD to anyone needing a urogynocologist. During my visit to her office I found her to be very knowledgeable thorough and pleasant. Her office was clean, organized and well staffed.
Dan T.
Submitted 12/19/19
She saved my life, how can one write any better. Advanced Intermediate Prostate Cancer 6 Months or less from breaking out into the bloodstream and I didn't go see her for that. Did a long overdue exam found it, took quick action and here I am today writing you. Please go see her, get your PSA checked.
Evelyn R.
Submitted 12/19/19
I selected Bluewater Urology because of the reviews on Dr. Mary Ann Kenneson, and the location here in Orange Park. My first visit was beyond my expectation. She ordered a CAT Scan. upon discovery of my problem she then recommended a doctor to perform surgery. But, back to my initial visit, we discussed several issues concerning my health. After my surgery, I returned for a follow-up. She is a very good listener and we discussed several things. She made me feel at ease and decided to proceed with her recommendations on my health. She is now on my list of great providers. I will see her in one year. She is by far the best Urologist I have seen in the past 30 yrs.
Nancy T.
Submitted 03/28/19
Very caring Doctor and staff. Dr. Kenneson is wonderful at explaining the issues and the process of correcting them. I would highly recommend her!!
Edna W.
Submitted 03/08/19
My first visit with Dr.Kenneson was in Oct. 2018. They did several tests (more than my previous Dr.),and trying a couple of ways to help me with my problem of incontinence---we finally got a 2 medications that has helped greatly, and I feel a great relief and comfortable going out shopping, dinner etc. without looking for the nearest restroom.
Angelo P.
Submitted 03/06/19
Always GREAT! When my family doctor referred me to her I was a little apprehensive being she was female. I knew I would be embarrassed because of that. But, she made me feel completely at ease! I can talk to her about anything.... She truly cares about her patients. All her staff are also caring, and make me feel like "family."
Frank V.
Submitted 03/05/19
Dr kennison is a wonderful urologist that is very thorough In visit taking her time to explain and helping me with my issue
Ricky G.
Submitted 02/20/19
Professional yet caring. Dr. Kenneson takes my input along with proper evaluation and follow up, has improved my issues 100%. Considering my family history, I am very appreciative of the thoroughness of her care.
Donald C.
Submitted 09/03/18
Absolutely excellent! I visited Dr Kenneson for a genital condition. She is very courteous and highly skilled and knowledgeable. She put me at ease and took the time to explain what she was doing during the exam. She was she was able to diagnose the plaque that two previous urologists missed (Peyronie's disease). She she explained the full range of treatment options and advised the conservative options first. Her staff was courteous friendly and efficient. Her office Bluewater Urology Associates is 70 miles from me but it was defiantly worth the drive.
Diane F.
Submitted 05/16/18
Dr. Kenneson, Dianne, and the rest of the staff were knowledgeable, compassionate and responded to my concerns. They provided information and options for a challenging and somewhat embarrassing problem.