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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, who practices in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She graduated from Kasturba Medical College and Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Her clinical interests include kidney stones. Dr. Reddy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Dr. Sharon Adrienne Perlman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sharon Perlman's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She has a special interest in kidney stones, acute kidney injury (AKI), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Perlman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perlman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Perlman completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Perlman is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Dr. Juan Otheguy specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His areas of expertise include the following: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). On average, patients gave Dr. Otheguy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otheguy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perez's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include men's health issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Perez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Dipiazza include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dipiazza takes. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Dipiazza is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Rabinowitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowitz include sexual dysfunction and laser surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Rabinowitz completed his residency training 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Richman trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and sexual dysfunction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Richman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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 works as an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Hale's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Hale is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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.