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

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

Dr. Ojas Shah is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in New York, NY. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Albanian. Dr. Shah has a special interest in kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Shah graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. David Weiner is an urologist in New York, NY. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Weiner attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Weiner focuses on kidney stones. Dr. Weiner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards; and Gold DOC award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Dr. Weiner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Weiner has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. James Borin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Borin include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Borin takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Borin completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Anthony Grieco works as a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Grieco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grieco include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Grieco is in-network for United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CHAMPVA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Columbia University Medical Center, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. She attended medical school at Fujian Medical University. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Goldfarb is a nephrologist. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Goldfarb attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He has a special interest in kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Goldfarb is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones

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

Dr. Rachita Reddy works as a nephrologist in Huntington Station, NY and Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Reddy takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric urology. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shapiro at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapiro has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Brent Williams' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Williams welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Susie Chung works as a nephrologist in New York, NY. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Chung performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is professionally 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 specialist in adult nephrology. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Liu is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Liu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Liu takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Philip Zhao, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zhao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and NYU Langone Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency 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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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Michael is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Michael is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
530 First Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Matalon's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matalon takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Matalon attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Cantor is an internist in New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Cantor (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cantor include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. Dr. Cantor is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cantor takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Charap's areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He honors United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Charap has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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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