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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' medical specialty is adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerular diseases. Dr. Dejesus's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rashid honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rashid is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Rohail's clinical interests encompass kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rohail is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After attending Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Rohail completed Dr. Rohail's residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rohail is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 urologist in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Plante has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plante takes. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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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 works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Christensen average 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Christensen accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Christensen trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Brachytherapy, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Urodynamics, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Lenting's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Lenting is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gregory Kozeny is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Winfield, IL and Naperville, IL. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Kozeny's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Kozeny's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and 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 sees patients in Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kropp's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.