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's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, psoriasis, and cryosurgery. Dr. Considine is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Warren Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine has an open panel.

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

Dr. Danny Keiller is an urologist in San Diego, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Keiller's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Keiller accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. John Pedrotty works as a family practice physician. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Patient ratings for Dr. Pedrotty average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Marianne Rochester, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rochester include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Rochester studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rochester trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake works as an internist and general pediatrician. Dr. Kettlehake's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kettlehake takes. Dr. Kettlehake is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Roberts' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roberts include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Roberts is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. W. Harless' areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, kidney stones, and wellness programs. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Harless graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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

In addition to English, Dr. Gary Levinson speaks Afrikaans. His clinical interests include warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Levinson is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Levinson's training includes a residency program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Eisenberg's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Eisenberg trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Eisenberg average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eisenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. William Moseley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Moseley include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Moseley is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Moseley is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moseley trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moseley's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James Fawcett works as an urologist in San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fawcett include kidney stones, incontinence, and vasectomy. Patients rated Dr. Fawcett highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Fawcett's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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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 medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Steinhauser include warts, liver disease, and psoriasis. Dr. Steinhauser is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Steinhauser trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Steinhauser is open to 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Mata's patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include warts, psoriasis, and headache. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez-Mata is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sanchez-Mata speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jordan Siegel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Siegel's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Siegel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp HealthCare and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Fassett works as a family practice physician in San Diego, CA. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Fassett takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fassett's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dawn Long's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include warts, liver disease, and cryosurgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Long is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is accepting new patients.

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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.

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