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

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

Dr. Jenelle Foote works as an urologist in Atlanta, GA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Foote at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and genital warts. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Foote is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. James Bailey is an adult nephrology specialist. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Bailey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Diplomat for Adult, Transesophageal Echocardiography. He is affiliated with 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 specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Beebe include bladder cancer, varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Akanksha Mehta, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road; Building B Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Akanksha Mehta is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Mehta is in-network 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. Dr. Mehta has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Hindi. She is affiliated with 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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pattaras include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Pattaras's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. Dr. Pattaras accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His distinctions 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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Dr. Kenneth Ogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ogan, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ogan include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ogan's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Ogan's residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Ogan is 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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Franch's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones and nutrition issues. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Jeanie Park sees patients in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. She is conversant in Korean. Her clinical interests include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Park completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts.

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

Dr. Muta Issa specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Decatur, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and transurethral needle ablation (TUNA). Dr. Issa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school, Dr. Issa completed his residency training 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. Peter T Nieh, MD
Specializes in Urology
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Peter Nieh sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nieh attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nieh completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nieh is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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

Dr. James Bennett is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Bennett's areas of expertise include genital warts, kidney stones, and infertility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Ritenour's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Ritenour is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ritenour include: 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. John J Doran, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne; 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. John Doran specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Doran is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. Lynn Schlanger's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise consist of kidney stones and sickle cell disease. Dr. Schlanger is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schlanger attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Sickle Cell Disease

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

Dr. Saied Murphy is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Murphy attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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