We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana near New Port Richey, FL.

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

Dr. Ramon Perez is an urologist. Dr. Perez has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include men's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Perez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Perez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Mahathi Reddy is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Reddy has a special interest in kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College and Osmania Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Reddy completed a residency program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Juan Otheguy's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Otheguy is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Otheguy completed residency programs at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. On average, patients gave Dr. Otheguy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. David Dipiazza's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Dipiazza honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University 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 specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowitz include 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 attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rabinowitz is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Martin Richman practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and sexual dysfunction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Richman obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Richman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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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Dr. Brian D Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hale's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hale's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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