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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with 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 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. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nangia (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

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. Dr. Duchene's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Duchene is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Cysts, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and female incontinence. Dr. Barnes is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Barnes attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnes accepts.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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). He is conversant in 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, Wheezing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Christenson is an urologist. Dr. Christenson speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), bladder infection, and genital warts. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Hospital for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christenson honors.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Dr. Lemaster's areas of expertise include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster speaks Nepali. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yarlagadda include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is 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 works as a family practitioner in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Birch is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 is a nephrologist. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and liver disease. Dr. Chonko is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chonko graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Urinary Tract Obstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Franz Winklhofer works as an adult nephrologist in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Winklhofer is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Winklhofer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuffaha include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Tuffaha is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Tuffaha attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Tuffaha (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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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 practices adult nephrology. Dr. Gupta's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder infection, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. McCarthy is an in-network provider for 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 Minnesota, Dr. McCarthy attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Belinda Vail works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. Dr. Vail is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Vail trained 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Padmanabhan's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and male incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. 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. Dr. Padmanabhan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and 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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