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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 practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following 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, 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 medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), cryotherapy, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Duchene performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Duchene has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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 practices pediatric urology. He graduated from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Nangia is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nangia (or staff) speaks Hindi. His 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Hihi include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Al-Hihi is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is conversant in 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 works as an urologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, stent placement (stenting), and bladder infection. Dr. Christenson's 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. Dr. Christenson completed his residency training at Naval Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Lemaster's areas of expertise include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Lemaster completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. In addition to English, he speaks Nepali.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Yarlagadda trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yarlagadda include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She 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 is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and liver disease. Dr. Chonko is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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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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 a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Barnes's residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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 practices adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winklhofer accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Winklhofer attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Winklhofer has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise 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. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is an adult nephrology specialist. She graduated from Government Medical College. She completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. McCarthy's areas of expertise include bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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

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

Dr. Belinda Vail specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Vail's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. 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. Dr. Vail takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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). These areas are among Dr. Padmanabhan's clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Padmanabhan studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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