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We found 35 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya is a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. These areas are among Dr. Bhattacharya's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya honors.

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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, Department of Urology; Ms-3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Duchene is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and kidney stones. Dr. Duchene is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Duchene attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Duchene has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Cysts, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Kumar Nangia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ajay Nangia's area of specialization is pediatric urology. These areas are among Dr. Nangia's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Nangia attended medical school at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. Dr. Nangia (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Nangia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystoscopy, Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Varicocele, Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi is a general internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He takes United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Al-Hihi is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. He 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. Paul J Christenson, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Christenson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Naval Hospital, Dr. Christenson attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Christenson include urodynamic testing, stent placement (stenting), and bladder infection. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Christenson is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Joseph William Lemaster, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Lemaster is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lemaster's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Lemaster attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Lemaster is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Sri G Yarlagadda, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sri Yarlagadda works as an adult nephrologist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Yarlagadda honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birch graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Birch trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Long Term Care, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold M Chonko, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Arnold Chonko is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chonko include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and liver disease. Dr. Chonko honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Chonko has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Carrie Thurmon Thurmon, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3016, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kerri Barnes is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Barnes's clinical interests include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnes accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franz Winklhofer practices adult nephrology in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winklhofer include bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Winklhofer is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Winklhofer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ahmad Mahdi Tuffaha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ahmad Tuffaha sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tuffaha takes. Dr. Tuffaha attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aditi Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Aditi Gupta works as an adult nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Therese McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ellen McCarthy sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. McCarthy is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. McCarthy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Vail honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Vail is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone 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.