We found 25 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. David S Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
423 E. 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Goldfarb is an adult nephrology specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Goldfarb's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldfarb include kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Goldfarb's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Ojas Shah, MD
Specializes in Urology
150 East 32nd Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ojas Shah is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in New York, NY. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include kidney stones. Dr. Shah is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and ColumbiaDoctors. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shah's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Albanian.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

Dr. David Martin Weiner, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 W 51st Street; Suite 375
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Weiner is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Weiner obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is especially interested in kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiner accepts. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards; and Gold DOC award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Dr. Weiner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney Problems

Dr. Anthony John Grieco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
530 1st Avenue; Hcc Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Grieco is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Grieco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Grieco's areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CHAMPVA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grieco honors.

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Specializes in Urology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Borin is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Dr. Borin is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Borin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Rachita Sethi Reddy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1545 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 108
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Rachita Reddy is a specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Northwell Health. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Ellen Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
150 E 32nd Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Shapiro is a specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Shapiro has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Shapiro has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 East 16th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brent Williams' medical specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors. Before completing his residency at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Susie Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susie Chung's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Chung is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael Nathan Cantor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
462 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Cantor's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Cantor completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Cantor (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4b
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Liu is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Liu include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Liu attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Mitchell H Charap, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Charap is a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Charap takes United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Charap has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Michael's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Michael trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Michael is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Fangming Lin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital - Nyp
Columbia University Medical Center, NY
 

Dr. Fangming Lin is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Columbia University Medical Center, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Fujian Medical University. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO. She has received the distinction of Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Adam Craig Szerencsy, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Szerencsy is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Szerencsy is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse Division and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Szerencsy has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Dr. Philip Tong Zhao, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 East 31st Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Philip Zhao practices urology (urinary tract disease) in New York, NY. Dr. Zhao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Zhao's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Zhao trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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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