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We found 15 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Jenelle Elizabeth Foote, MD
Specializes in Urology
1924 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jenelle Foote specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Atlanta, GA. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and genital warts. Patient reviews placed Dr. Foote at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foote attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. John G Pattaras, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365b Clifton Road Ne; Suite B1400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. John Pattaras works as an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pattaras include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Pattaras average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Scholar's Day Research Award, Washington Urologic Society; Scholar's Day Radiology Award, Washington Urologic Society; and Student Award, Hellenic Medical Society. Dr. Pattaras's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lynch Bailey, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Bailey is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Bailey is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bailey has received professional recognition including the following: Diplomat for Adult, Transesophageal Echocardiography. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition Issues, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucius Courtenay Beebe Sr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road; Suite B 1400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Lucius Beebe is an urologist in Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Beebe honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Kenneth Ogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ogan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ogan include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ogan is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Ogan attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ogan takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His distinctions include: Golden Apple Teaching Award, Emory University Department of Urology; Research Prize Essay Contest, American Urological Association; and Pfizer Scholars in Urology Grant, The George Washington University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Radiofrequency Ablation, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold August Franch, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Harold Franch is an adult nephrology specialist in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Franch include kidney stones and nutrition issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Dr. Akanksha Mehta, MD
Specializes in Urology
550 Peachtree Street Ne; Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Akanksha Mehta is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Mehta's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Mehta honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mehta include: Best Scientific Poster, American Urological Association (AUA); Lonnie Russel Trainee Travel Award, American Society of Andrology; and Elisabeth Pickett Research Award, Society of Women in Urology.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jeanie Park practices adult nephrology in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Park's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She speaks Korean. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Sarcoidosis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter T Nieh, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Peter Nieh's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nieh takes. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Nieh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Varicocele, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Needle Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muta M Issa, MD, MBA
Specializes in Urology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Muta Issa is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and transurethral needle ablation (TUNA). Dr. Issa is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school and subsequently trained at Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received distinctions including "Star" Award, Presented by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; "World Class - Fifty-Five of the Most Influential Foreign-Born Atlantans, ATLANTA Magazine; and The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.

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Dr. John J Doran, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne; 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. John Doran's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Doran has a special interest in renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Doran attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Dr. James K Bennett, MD
Specializes in Urology
1924 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Bennett, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bennett's clinical interests include genital warts, cryotherapy, and kidney stones. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bennett has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Dr. Chad Wesley Mark Ritenour, BA, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Chad Ritenour is an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Ritenour's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinctions: Atlanta Super Doctors; America's Top Urologists, Consumers Research Council of America; and Fellow, American Urological Association-Japanese Urological Association Academic Exchange Program.

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Dr. Lynn Ellen Schlanger, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne Suite 4336
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Lynn Schlanger is an adult nephrology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Schlanger's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones and sickle cell disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Sickle Cell Disease

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2260 Northlake Prkwy; Suite 211
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Saied Murphy's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Murphy attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's 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.