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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Foote include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and genital warts. She is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Foote is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

Dr. James Bailey practices adult nephrology. He is especially interested in renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Bailey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Bailey has received the distinction of Diplomat for Adult, Transesophageal Echocardiography. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Lucius Beebe is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Beebe is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Beebe's medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. John Pattaras is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pattaras include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. Dr. Pattaras is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Pattaras trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Pattaras has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Scholar's Day Research Award, Washington Urologic Society; Scholar's Day Radiology Award, Washington Urologic Society; and Student Award, Hellenic Medical Society.

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Ogan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Ogan include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogan takes. Dr. Ogan is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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

Dr. Harold Franch specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Franch's clinical interests: 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 takes 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 works as an urologist. Her clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Mehta attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Jeanie Park is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Peter Nieh is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Nieh's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nieh's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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

Dr. Muta Issa's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and transurethral needle ablation (TUNA). He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Issa is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Issa attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Issa include: "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. His areas of clinical interest consist of renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Doran is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Doran is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. James Bennett practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bennett obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, cryotherapy, and kidney stones. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of 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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ritenour attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ritenour has received include Atlanta Super Doctors; America's Top Urologists, Consumers Research Council of America; and Fellow, American Urological Association-Japanese Urological Association Academic Exchange Program. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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

Dr. Lynn Schlanger practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise consist of kidney stones and sickle cell disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Schlanger attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA and Tucker, GA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Murphy takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is 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.