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We found 38 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Amerigroup near Mount Laurel, NJ.

Dr. Rajen P Butani, MD
Specializes in Urology
2090 Springdale Road; Suite D
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Rajen Butani practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sewell, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butani include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Butani's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. James Sipio practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Voorhees, NJ and Sewell, NJ. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sipio's clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Sipio average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sipio is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Heather Wargo's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Wargo is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center (MASC) (Mount Holly, NJ). She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wargo accepts.

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Dr. Michael Roy Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Bernstein sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Bernstein's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Douglas Sharlin Berkman, MD
Specializes in Urology
15000 Midlantic Drive; Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Berkman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Berkman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Berkman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9 Eves Drive; Suite 175
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Brenda Kurnik is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kurnik's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kurnik has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 North Maple Avenue; Suite B
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Brown's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Brown has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robert I Barsky, DO
Specializes in Urology
2401 Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Barsky practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sewell, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Barsky is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Barsky welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Linden's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Linden's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He takes Amerigroup, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Linden's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Karl H Ebert, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Karl Ebert is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ebert include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Ebert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Ebert's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2090 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Fallick works as an urologist in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. Dr. Fallick's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and male incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fallick honors. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 East Evesham Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jerome Pietras is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Pietras's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pietras graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cherry Hill Medical Center and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Sussman practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated Dr. Sussman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sussman graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Randy B Ackerman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 E Evesham Road; Suite F
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Randy Ackerman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Patients gave Dr. Ackerman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His professional affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ackerman graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Specializes in Urology
2090 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Keeler is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keeler graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert Joseph Biester, MD
Specializes in Urology
2090 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Biester is an urologist in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Biester include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Biester is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Biester attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Biester's office for an appointment.

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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.