We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept TRICARE near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

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

Dr. William Johnston specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Livonia, MI, Howell, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Johnston honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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

Dr. Neetu Sharma's specialty is adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include holistic medicine, kidney stones, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sharma accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. She is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. David Butcher, who practices in Utica, MI and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Butcher is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Butcher trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for his residency. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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 urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Livonia, MI, Roseville, MI, and Farmington, MI. These areas are among Dr. Arnkoff's clinical interests: laser surgery and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Garden City Hospital and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Arnkoff's medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

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

Dr. Todd Campbell is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: prosthetics, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Campbell accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Shiva Maralani, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Utica, MI, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Maralani speaks Persian. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Maralani graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is rated highly by her patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maralani takes.

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

Dr. Joel Topf practices adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Topf's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Topf is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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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