We found 10 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept TRICARE near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Novi, MI, Livonia, MI, and Howell, MI. Dr. Johnston's clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Dr. Laris Edgar Galejs, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Laris Galejs' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity. Dr. Galejs graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He speaks Latvian. Dr. Galejs's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Specializes in Urology
18325 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 200, Michigan Healthcare Professionals - Comprehensive Urolog.
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Marc Arnkoff is an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnkoff average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laser surgery and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Arnkoff attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Arnkoff is affiliated with Garden City Hospital, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Eliya performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Joel Michels Topf, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18001 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 1
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Joel Topf is an adult nephrology specialist in Detroit, MI, Roseville, MI, and Farmington, MI. These areas are among Dr. Topf's clinical interests: kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Shiva J Maralani, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Michigan Institute of Urology, Pc, 20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St. Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Shiva Maralani's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Utica, MI. Dr. Maralani's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Maralani completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Todd Garrison Campbell, MD
Specializes in Urology
37555 Garfield; Suite 110
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Todd Campbell's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Campbell include prosthetics, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and kidney stones. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard Charles Sarle, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 Twelve Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Richard Sarle practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sarle include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarle honors. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sarle is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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Dr. David Bryan Butcher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
22201 Moross; Suite 170
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. David Butcher specializes in adult nephrology. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Butcher is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Neetu Gandhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25710 Kelly Road; Suite 3
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Neetu Sharma's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include holistic medicine, kidney stones, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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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.