We found 10 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Pamela May Weinhold, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Pamela Weinhold practices general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. Dr. Weinhold is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. David Arthur Duchene, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3016, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Duchene's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Duchene's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Duchene's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Cysts, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Thurmon Thurmon, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Kerri Barnes' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Barnes performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Barnes is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Hihi honors. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Al-Hihi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Arabic.

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Dr. James Edward Allen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. James Allen is a general internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Allen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Franz T Winklhofer, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4720 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franz Winklhofer practices adult nephrology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winklhofer takes. Dr. Winklhofer has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Vail attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Priya Padmanabhan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Dr. Padmanabhan's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program.

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Dr. Edward F Ellerbeck, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Edward Ellerbeck is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include warts, drug allergy, and anoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ellerbeck graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rachel Beth Mason, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Medical Office Building - Level 4 Pod B, The University of Kansas P.
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rachel Mason is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas 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.

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