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We found 38 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Bhattacharya's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya accepts.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Duchene attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Duchene is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nangia include stent placement (stenting), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nangia accepts. He is a graduate of United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. 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 works as a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Arabic.

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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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Christenson's clinical interests: urodynamic testing, stent placement (stenting), and bladder infection. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Christenson's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at JPS Health Network. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Lemaster is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Sri Yarlagadda specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yarlagadda include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yarlagadda is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Birch takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Arnold Chonko, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and liver disease. Dr. Chonko is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chonko completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Chonko 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. Dr. Barnes takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Winklhofer's areas of expertise include bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. Dr. Winklhofer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ahmad Tuffaha is an adult nephrologist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tuffaha's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tuffaha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Tuffaha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 sees patients in Wichita, KS and Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended Government Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Ellen McCarthy is an adult nephrologist in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCarthy include bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. McCarthy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Belinda Vail practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Vail's areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Vail attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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). Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Padmanabhan attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Padmanabhan is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas 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.