We found 14 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Medicaid near Livingston, NJ.

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
101 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 203
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock works as a pediatric urologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Stock a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Stock completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stock's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sanford Todd Reikes, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Sanford Reikes is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reikes include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Reikes attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Reikes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Reikes welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cysts, Kidney Stones, Edema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Dr. Rhonda M Walsh, MD
Specializes in Urology
315 E. Northfield Road; 3rd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Rhonda Walsh practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Walsh attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Great-West Healthcare, and more. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Summit Medical Group.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urine Culture, Urinalysis, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Ivan Katz, MD
Specializes in Urology
315 E. Northfield Road; 3rd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Katz is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After attending the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Jacobi Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ayal Menashe Kaynan, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Ayal Kaynan sees patients in Morristown, NJ and Whippany, NJ. His medical specialty is urologic oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Kaynan attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaynan include bladder cancer, bladder infection, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). The average patient rating for Dr. Kaynan is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Kaynan is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Dr. John D Madigan, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
225 Millburn Avenue; Suite 209
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. John Madigan, who practices in Millburn, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder infection, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Madigan attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Madigan is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bladder Infection, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. David Lewis Taylor, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. David Taylor's medical specialty is urologic oncology. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patients rated Dr. Taylor highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Taylor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 201
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Judith Tiongco's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Her clinical interests include bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. Patients gave Dr. Tiongco an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Tiongco's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Israel's specialty is urologic oncology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Israel include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Israel is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Israel is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Adam Jay Berman, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Berman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, bladder infection, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Berman performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Dr. Maria Elena Ocasio De Olvina, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
492 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Ocasio's medical specialty is family medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: prostate problems, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Ocasio is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Ocasio is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The average patient rating for Dr. Ocasio is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Urologic Oncology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. David Saypol is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Saypol takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Saypol graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Griffiths is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffiths include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Washington Adventist Hospital. Dr. Griffiths is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Griffiths's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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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.

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