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

Dr. David A Duchene, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Department of Urology; Ms-3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Duchene works as an urologist. Dr. Duchene's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Cysts, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ajay Nangia's medical specialty is pediatric urology. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nangia is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nangia accepts. Dr. Nangia graduated from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nangia (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

Dr. James Birch is a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Birch studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He 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, Anoscopy, Restless Leg ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Christenson, MD
Specializes in Urology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3016
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Paul Christenson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Christenson's areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), bladder infection, and genital warts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Hospital's residency program. Dr. Christenson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Mireille El El Ters, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3018, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mireille Ters, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Ters attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Ters include hypokalemia, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ters (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypokalemia, ... (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 works as an urologist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Barnes is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Barnes studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barnes completed a residency program 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. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Margaret Smith works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Smith accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Beth Mason, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rachel Mason works as a general internist and geriatrician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Mason is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Mason attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Bone Pain, Long Term Care, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Belinda Vail is a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vail honors. Dr. Vail graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

Dr. Joseph W 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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lemaster is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Lemaster speaks Nepali.

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

Dr. Jonathan M Wilcher, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1019
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jonathan Wilcher sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is emergency medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilcher include prostate problems, graves disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Wilcher is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padmanabhan include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Dr. Padmanabhan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Padmanabhan is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Rectocele, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sri Yarlagadda's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Yarlagadda honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Alan S. L. Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Alan Yu specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include hypokalemia, polycystic kidney disease, and renal vascular disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is a graduate of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Yu 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)

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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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