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We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1424 near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Mahathi Reddy Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4113 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mahathi Reddy's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include kidney stones. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and Osmania Medical College and performed her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Dr. Leoncio Francisco Espiritu, MD
Specializes in Urology
5305 Gulf Drive; Suite 4
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Leon Espiritu specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Espiritu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Dr. Juan Nicolas Otheguy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Otheguy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Otheguy attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Otheguy include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Ultrasound, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramon Antonio Perez-Marrero, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Perez practices urology (urinary tract disease) in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Perez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perez include men's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Perez a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Perez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. David Jerome Dipiazza, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Dipiazza's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dipiazza's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Richard Ian Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in sexual dysfunction and laser surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabinowitz accepts. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Dr. Martin Bradley Richman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2044 Trinity Boulevard; Suite 225
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Martin Richman sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and sexual dysfunction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Richman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient ratings for Dr. Richman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Brian Douglas Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Hale's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hale has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.