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We found 9 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Dr. Johnston honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 works as an urologist in Howell, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Galejs's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Galejs include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Latvian. Dr. Galejs is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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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 works as an urologist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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

Dr. Shiva Maralani works as an urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maralani is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maralani attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. She speaks Persian. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Sarle's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarle honors. Dr. Sarle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Arnkoff's practice, he is particularly interested in laser surgery and da vinci surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Arnkoff completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Garden City Hospital, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Lithotripsy, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery

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

Dr. David Butcher practices adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Butcher attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Butcher is rated highly by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland 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 works as a nephrologist. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Topf completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Topf's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Topf average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Topf is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Botsford Hospital.

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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 completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Campbell performed his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His areas of expertise include prosthetics, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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.