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We found 17 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Sharp Health Plan near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Warren Hospital for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Considine honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danny Lee Keiller, MD
Specializes in Urology
4033 3rd Avenue; Suite 400
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Danny Keiller practices urology (urinary tract disease) in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Keiller's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Keiller has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Keiller's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Varicocele, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty practices family medicine. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Coronado, CA. Dr. Kettlehake's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kettlehake takes. Dr. Kettlehake graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marianne G Rochester, MD
Specializes in Urology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marianne Rochester is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rochester include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Rochester is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Lithotripsy, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lincoln Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urology
4033 3rd Avenue; Suite 400
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Roberts, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Roberts is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program.

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All Interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. William Thomas Harless, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. W. Harless graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Harless include ulcers, kidney stones, and wellness programs. Dr. Harless is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Harless has an open panel.

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Dr. Tova Suzanne Steinhauser, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tova Steinhauser is a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. Dr. Steinhauser is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary David Levinson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Gary Levinson performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Clinical interests for Dr. Levinson include warts, menopause, and depression. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Afrikaans. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Levinson has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert B Eisenberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eisenberg works as an urologist. Dr. Eisenberg's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Eisenberg's medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eisenberg is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Moseley is an urologist. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Moseley performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Moseley welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Andrew Siegel, MD
Specializes in Urology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
 

Dr. Jordan Siegel's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Siegel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp HealthCare and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Siegel's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Carey Fawcett, MD
Specializes in Urology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Fawcett works as an urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, incontinence, and vasectomy. Dr. Fawcett's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fawcett's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata works as a family practice physician in San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez-Mata include warts, psoriasis, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Unfortunately, Dr. Sanchez-Mata is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sanchez-Mata speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Psoriasis, Headache, Eczema, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard L Fassett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4116 W. Point Loma Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Fassett's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Fassett is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Fassett's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center.

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Dr. Dawn M Long, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Fir Street; #5
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Long's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Long accepts. She is open to new patients. Dr. Long graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are hard deposits that form in the kidneys, made up of minerals that are normally present in urine. They can vary in size, from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a nickel, occasionally even larger. Sometimes they lodge in the kidney, and sometimes they break free and make their way out through the urinary tract, which can be extremely painful.

Kidney stones can be smooth or jagged and are yellow to brown in color. They are mostly comprised of the minerals calcium, oxalate, and phosphorus. Examining the stones to see what they are made of can show what caused the stone to be formed in the first place. For example, a stone made of mostly calcium, which is the most common type, can happen any time the urine becomes too concentrated due to dehydration or a blockage in the kidney. A uric acid stone forms when acid levels in the urine get too high, usually due to excessive consumption of animal protein such as meat and fish. A struvite stone is a sign of certain infections, and a cystine stone can be due to a genetic disorder that raises the risk of kidney stones.

The most common symptom of kidney stones is pain, either in the back or lower abdomen, or severe pain when urinating. There may also be blood in the urine. Treatment for kidney stones depends on how large the stone is. Very small stones can pass out of the body on their own, and they do not require treatment other than drinking adequate water and taking pain killers. Larger stones need to be broken apart and removed. The main treatment options are:

  • Shock wave lithotripsy, which uses sound wave vibrations to break apart the stone
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, or the use of a very tiny tool (like a wire inserted through the back) to break apart and remove the stone
  • Ureteroscopy, a thin tube inserted through the urethra and bladder to the stone, where tiny tools can grasp the stone and remove it

People who have had one kidney stone are at risk of developing another. To reduce this risk, patients are given instructions specific to the type of stone they developed. Generally the instructions will include drinking more water to dilute the urine, but it may also involve lowering sodium intake or eating less meat.