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 works as an adult nephrologist. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Roth trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz specializes in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Zaontz's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. His 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 physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chvala's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Chvala performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Dr. Gregory Edwin Dean, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Dean's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. Dr. Dean is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dean has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage works as an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Mucksavage obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mucksavage takes.

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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 works as an urologist. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroWest Medical Center, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloch include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloch accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Shih-Han Chow is an urologist in Cherry Hill, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Chow's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Chow's professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He welcomes new patients.

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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.