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We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Winfield, IL.

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

Dr. Ernest Dejesus' specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Dejesus attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Dejesus include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerular diseases. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Dejesus welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rashid's areas of expertise include the following: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Rashid attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rashid's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Huma Rohail's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rohail (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise include kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rohail is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rohail is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rohail's medical residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rohail honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rohail's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. John Paul Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
0n025 Winfield Road; Suite 407
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Plante is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Plante include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. On average, patients gave Dr. Plante a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Plante's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin K Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Pandya is an adult nephrology specialist. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Pandya's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pandya's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, incontinence, and urodynamics (bladder function test). Dr. Christensen is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Christensen's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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

Dr. Eric Lenting is an urologist in Winfield, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory A Kozeny, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
0n025 Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Kozeny's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Kozeny is especially interested in 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Kozeny has an open panel. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kropp, who practices in Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kropp has a special interest in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kropp is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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.