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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 sees patients in Shawnee Mission, KS. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Weinhold attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Weinhold is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duchene include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and kidney stones. Dr. Duchene accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Cyst, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Laparoscopic ... (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 is a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Hihi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Al-Hihi speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Allen works as a general internist in Shawnee Mission, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include prostate problems, disc problems, and breast pain. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Allen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kerri Barnes' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

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

Dr. Franz Winklhofer is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winklhofer include bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Winklhofer attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Winklhofer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Sarcoidosis, Bladder ... (Read more)

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 works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Vail honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Padmanabhan's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She 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. 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 an internist and geriatrician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Bone Pain, Long Term Care, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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 works as an internist in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include warts, drug allergy, and anoscopy. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ellerbeck is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Drug Allergy, Anoscopy, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Eczema, Men's ... (Read more)

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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.