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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Foote a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and genital warts. She is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Dr. Foote 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 works as a nephrologist. Dr. Bailey's areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received professional recognition including the following: Diplomat for Adult, Transesophageal Echocardiography. Dr. Bailey's professional 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 an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Beebe's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beebe honors. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. He is professionally 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 is an urologist in Atlanta, GA. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Pattaras attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pattaras include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. On average, patients gave Dr. Pattaras a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pattaras takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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

Dr. Kenneth Ogan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ogan 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.

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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 a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones and nutrition issues. Dr. Franch is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Franch attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mehta's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: 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) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with 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 an adult nephrology specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Park attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors.

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

Dr. Muta Issa is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Decatur, GA. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and transurethral needle ablation (TUNA). His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Issa studied medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He trained at Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Issa accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His distinctions 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nieh accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nieh is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include genital warts, cryotherapy, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Bennett attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), varicocele, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Ritenour takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Ritenour has received distinctions including 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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Doran takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Doran completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

Dr. Lynn Schlanger works as a nephrologist in Decatur, GA and Atlanta, GA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney stones and sickle cell disease. She takes 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. She is 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 specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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.