We found 9 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept AmeriHealth near Camden, NJ.

Dr. Patricia Jane Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
245 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zaontz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. Dr. Zaontz's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Phillip Mucksavage, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
299 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy. Dr. Mucksavage is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Roth's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert Paul Chvala, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
245 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Chvala is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. Dr. Chvala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chvala's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Chvala attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Specializes in Urology
63 Kresson Road; Suite 103
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Shih-Han Chow is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Chow's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Packer include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Dean is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, QualCare, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Dean attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jay Laurence Bloch, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jay Bloch's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bloch include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Bloch attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at MetroWest Medical Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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