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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 a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Johnston's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he 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 is an urologist in Howell, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Galejs's areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galejs honors. In addition to English, Dr. Galejs speaks Latvian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Eliya's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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 medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maralani include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Maralani's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Maralani is 4.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maralani takes.

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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) in Dearborn, MI, Rochester, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Sarle's clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Arnkoff's practice, he is particularly interested in laser surgery and da vinci surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arnkoff accepts. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Arnkoff's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His hospital/clinic 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Butcher is especially interested in kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butcher takes. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Butcher's 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Topf's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Topf's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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). Dr. Campbell's clinical interests include prosthetics, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's residency program. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Neetu Sharma specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include holistic medicine, kidney stones, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. John's 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.