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We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana 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 medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reddy include kidney stones. She accepts 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 Kasturba Medical College and Osmania Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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 is a pediatric nephrologist. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Perlman's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, acute kidney injury (AKI), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Perlman has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otheguy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Otheguy 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Perez focuses on men's health issues. Patient reviews placed Dr. Perez at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He 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, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dipiazza graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. 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 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 works as an urologist. In Dr. Rabinowitz's practice, he is particularly interested in sexual dysfunction and laser surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rabinowitz is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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

Dr. Martin Richman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and sexual dysfunction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Richman's 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hale include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. The average patient rating for Dr. Hale is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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.