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We found 18 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Ojas R Mehta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Ojas Mehta practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Mehta has received the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Dr. Paul Lawrence Sterman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Adult Nephrology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Sterman sees patients in Monroe, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Sterman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Excellence In Teaching award - Saint Peters University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Shaunak A Dwivedi, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Dwivedi's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Dwivedi is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Kalanie Mendis, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
750 Brunswick Avenue
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Kalanie Mendis practices nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mendis include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). She trained at Monmouth Medical Center for her residency. She is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Steven Orland is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Orland's areas of expertise 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 honors. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Orland is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Russell Freid is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Freid attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Freid include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Freid is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freid is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. 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, who practices in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. Dr. Watson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Watson is conversant in French.

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

Dr. Earle Linder is an urologist in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Linder is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Linder's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Marc Schwarzman practices urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Schwarzman performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Ravi Rajan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Rajan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajan studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rajan trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He has an open panel.

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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). He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaefer include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Dr. Schaefer is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Schaefer completed residency programs 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Goldfarb has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Goldfarb honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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

Dr. Phillip Brackin works as an urologist in Hamilton, NJ and Trenton, NJ. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Brackin's clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Brackin has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Anthony Joseph Vasselli, MD
Specializes in Urology
299 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Vasselli is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasselli is in-network for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Vasselli performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Urology
3311 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Drew Hecht's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Hecht's clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hecht attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Aria Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jarad Fingerman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Fingerman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Fingerman 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.