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We found 11 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept First Health near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Steven Mark Orland, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Capital Way; Suite 407
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Orland's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orland accepts. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Orland is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Russell M Freid, MD
Specializes in Urology
3120 Princeton Pike; 1st. Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Russell Freid's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Freid trained at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Freid include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Freid is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Earle S Linder, MD
Specializes in Urology
2105 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Earle Linder works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Linder average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Linder include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Linder's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Phillip Snowden Brackin Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2015 Klocker Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Phillip Brackin's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Brackin has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brackin honors. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Marc Irwin Schwarzman, MD
Specializes in Urology
60 Mount Lucas Road
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Schwarzman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Schwarzman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwarzman honors. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Schwarzman's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center.

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Dr. Ravi Rajan, MD
Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Ravi Rajan is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rajan's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rajan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Christopher Schaefer, DO
Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Schaefer is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Schaefer attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Schaefer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Schaefer is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sidney Jacob Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Urology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sidney Goldfarb's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Goldfarb is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Goldfarb is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Dr. John Andrew Watson, MD
Specializes in Urology
2105 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. John Watson practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. Dr. Watson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He speaks French. Dr. Watson's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Drew Hecht's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Hecht accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hecht's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aria Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jarad Scott Fingerman, DO
Specializes in Urology
2 Princess Road; Suite 2j
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Jarad Fingerman works as an urologist. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Patients gave Dr. Fingerman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fingerman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health.

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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.