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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. He 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 practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sterman include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Sterman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Sterman has received the following distinction: Excellence In Teaching award - Saint Peters University Hospital. He is 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult nephrology; he sees patients in Jamesburg, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Dwivedi attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Dwivedi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

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

Dr. Kalanie Mendis is a medical specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendis accepts. Dr. Mendis's training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mendis's professional affiliations include 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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Orland's clinical interests include bladder cancer, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orland accepts. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Orland trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency.

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

Dr. Russell Freid is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Freid average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freid honors. Before performing his residency at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Freid attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Watson speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watson include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, and Capital Health. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Watson trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Earle Linder works as an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Linder is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and cryotherapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Linder takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency.

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

Dr. Marc Schwarzman works as an urologist in Princeton, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwarzman include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Schwarzman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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. Dr. Vasselli has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Vasselli trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. 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 medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. Dr. Rajan's clinical interests include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He is open to 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). He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaefer include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and genital warts. He is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Schaefer graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. He has an open panel.

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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). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Goldfarb has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldfarb is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Phillip Brackin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Brackin's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Brackin's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Fong Wei, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Fong Wei is an internist and adult nephrologist in Princeton, NJ and Plainsboro, NJ. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and electrolyte disorders. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wei attended Yale School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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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). Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Hecht attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hecht's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hecht honors. Dr. Hecht's professional affiliations include Aria Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting 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.