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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's area of specialization is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. Dr. Considine is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Warren Hospital.

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

Dr. Danny Keiller works as an urologist. Dr. Keiller attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keiller include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Keiller is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Marianne Rochester practices urology (urinary tract disease) in San Diego, CA. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rochester's clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rochester honors. Dr. Rochester attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Pedrotty specializes in family medicine. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Coronado, CA. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kettlehake is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake's practice is open to new patients.

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

Areas of expertise for Dr. W. Harless include ulcers, kidney stones, and wellness programs. Dr. Harless honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital, Dr. Harless attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Gary Levinson is conversant in Afrikaans. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Levinson is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Levinson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Dr. Steinhauser attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Steinhauser is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. James Roberts is an urologist in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Roberts's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. William Moseley's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Moseley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. James Carey Fawcett, MD
Specializes in Urology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Fawcett works as an urologist. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, incontinence, and vasectomy. Dr. Fawcett's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fawcett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Adeunice Sanchez-Mata sees patients in San Diego, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Mata's clinical interests include warts, psoriasis, and headache. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sanchez-Mata attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Robert Eisenberg is an urologist. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Eisenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sharp HealthCare. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patients gave Dr. Eisenberg an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jordan Siegel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Siegel is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siegel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His 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 specializes in family medicine. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. Dr. Long honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 medicine practitioner. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Fassett's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fassett is open to 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.