We found 10 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Wheaton, IL.

Dr. Ernest F De Jesus, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Ernest Dejesus is a Winfield, IL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Dejesus is especially interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerular diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Dejesus attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis

Dr. Michael Arshad Rashid, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rashid specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rashid include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Rashid is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rashid's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Huma Q Rohail, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Huma Rohail's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rohail has indicated that Dr. Rohail's clinical interests include kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rohail's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rohail is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rohail's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rohail graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For Dr. Rohail's professional training, Dr. Rohail completed a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. John Paul Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 South County Farm Road; Suite B
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Plante is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plante include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Plante performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kevin K Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Pandya practices adult nephrology in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya takes. Dr. Pandya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pandya is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. John G Christensen Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. John Christensen practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Wheaton, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. Christensen graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, incontinence, and urodynamics (bladder function test). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christensen's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Gregory A Kozeny, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Kozeny's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Kozeny's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Kozeny attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Dr. Eric L Lenting, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Eric Lenting's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lenting include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Lenting takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lenting obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeffrey Joseph Kropp, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kropp specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Kropp's clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Kropp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. Anis Abdul Rauf, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Anis Rauf sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rauf include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Rauf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Rauf (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial 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.