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

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

Dr. Russell Freid is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Freid completed his residency training at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Freid is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Steven Orland practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Orland's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Orland has an open panel.

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

Dr. Earle Linder is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Linder is 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 studied medicine at the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Linder trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. John Watson is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Watson speaks French. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Watson performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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

Dr. Marc Schwarzman is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Schwarzman attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Schwarzman's clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Ravi Rajan practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajan's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajan takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Rajan 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.

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

Dr. Christopher Schaefer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Schaefer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained 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 for residency. Dr. Schaefer speaks Spanish.

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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). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Goldfarb is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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

Dr. Phillip Brackin practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Brackin's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Brackin average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brackin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Drew Hecht is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hecht graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hecht include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hecht's professional affiliations include Aria Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jarad Fingerman practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Fingerman's clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fingerman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, 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.