We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Shawnee Mission, KS.

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 works as an urologist. Dr. Duchene's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Pamela Weinhold works as an internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical interests include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. Dr. Weinhold is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Kerri Barnes works as an urologist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Barnes is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Barnes studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barnes completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Phimosis, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, 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 works as a general internist and geriatrician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Mason is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Mason attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Dr. Padmanabhan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Padmanabhan is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Rectocele, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Allen practices general internal medicine in Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Allen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Allen attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 an internist in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellerbeck include warts, drug allergy, and anoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Ellerbeck attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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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. Dr. Winklhofer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Winklhofer studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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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