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We found 26 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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Albanian. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. James Borin is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Borin's clinical interests: kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borin takes. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Borin is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Stenosis, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Hydronephrosis, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Weiner's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Weiner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. Dr. Weiner's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Weiner graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiner honors. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors awards; and Gold DOC award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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 is an internist. His areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He is in-network for United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CHAMPVA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grieco attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Grieco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and 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 physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Fujian Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lin has received the distinction of Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ellen Shapiro's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Shapiro has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Goldfarb is an adult nephrologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. Dr. Goldfarb is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Goldfarb 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 works as a nephrologist. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Michael (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Payam Hakimian, MD
Specializes in Urology
953 49th Street; Suite 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Payam Hakimian is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Hakimian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Russian, and Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, prostate surgery, and kidney cancer. Dr. Hakimian is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Hakimian attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Liu include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Liu a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Susie Chung's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chung graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Chung trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to 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 practices general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cantor is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cantor completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cantor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Charap's areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. He honors United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Charap is affiliated with 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zhao attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zhao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and 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.