We found 19 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept AmeriHealth near Hainesport, NJ.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Heather Wargo specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Wargo's clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Wargo average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wargo is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Dr. Douglas Sharlin Berkman, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Berkman works as an urologist in Mount Laurel, NJ. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Berkman's training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Berkman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
769 Route 70 East
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Kurnik works as a nephrologist in Marlton, NJ. Dr. Kurnik's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Conrad works as an adult nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Conrad include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Conrad takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Conrad include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Teacher Of The Year Award. 1989-90. Baystate Med C; and Tr. Springfield Ma..

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Perzin is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Perzin include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perzin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Elliot Suchin specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suchin include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Devon Health Services, and more. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Becker is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Mount Laurel, NJ. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Becker's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Becker is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Goldlust practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Goldlust's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mt. Laruel, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Asroff's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Asroff's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Asroff include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Asroff's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Myra Vargas is an adult nephrology specialist in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Vargas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Prasad Acharya's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Acharya include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Acharya's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. William Niedrach works as an urologist in Mount Laurel, NJ and Medford, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Niedrach include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Niedrach studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Niedrach completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ).

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Dorothy Min is an adult nephrology specialist in Burlington, NJ and Hainesport, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Min attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Dr. Derrick K Burno, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Derrick Burno is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, female incontinence, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Burno attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. Margaret Franger practices adult nephrology in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. Her areas of expertise include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Franger is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Cooper University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1261 Route 38; Suite A
Hainesport, NJ
 

Dr. David Share sees patients in Hainesport, NJ and Burlington, NJ. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Share's clinical interests include cushing's syndrome, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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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.