We found 35 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana 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 medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bhattacharya is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali.

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

Dr. David Duchene works as an urologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duchene include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and kidney stones. Dr. Duchene accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Ajay Nangia's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Nangia (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He obtained his medical school training at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nangia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. Dr. Al-Hihi attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Hihi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Al-Hihi speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Paul Christenson is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Christenson speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, stent placement (stenting), and bladder infection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Naval Hospital. Dr. Christenson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemaster include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lemaster is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. He speaks Nepali.

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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. Dr. Yarlagadda completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Her clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yarlagadda is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. James Birch practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Birch accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chonko include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and liver disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chonko accepts. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Chonko has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Franz T Winklhofer, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franz Winklhofer is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winklhofer include bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Winklhofer attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Winklhofer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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 nephrology specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Tuffaha attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Tuffaha is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 a nephrologist. Before completing her residency at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Government Medical College. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. Dr. Gupta honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Ellen McCarthy works as an adult nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. McCarthy include bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. McCarthy is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Belinda Vail works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Vail honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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

Dr. Priya Padmanabhan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Padmanabhan's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She 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.