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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include kidney stones. Dr. Shah's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Albanian. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and ColumbiaDoctors. He 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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Weiner 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weiner 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 Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weiner's office for an appointment.

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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 is an urologist in New York, NY and Queens, NY. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Borin completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Borin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 practices general internal medicine in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. Dr. Grieco takes United Healthcare Navigate, Healthfirst, and CHAMPVA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Grieco attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Grieco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Lin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Fujian Medical University and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Lin has received the distinction of Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy welcomes new patients. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for her residency. 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 physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Shapiro's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include varicocele, neurogenic bladder, and vesicoureteral reflux. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shapiro's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Brent Williams is an adult nephrologist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Williams accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Goldfarb's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldfarb include kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Goldfarb attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Goldfarb has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Michael's specialty is adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Michael attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michael honors. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. He is affiliated with 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 specialty is adult nephrology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Chung performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She 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's specialty is adult nephrology. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Liu accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Philip Tong Zhao, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 East 31st Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Philip Zhao specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New York, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhao takes. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Zhao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Cantor is a New York, NY physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and wrist fracture. Dr. Cantor is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantor honors. Dr. Cantor graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cantor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese.

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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 an internist. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. 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 has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 family practitioner in Bronx, NY, New York, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. His areas of expertise include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and syncope (fainting). He is affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse Division and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Szerencsy is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szerencsy graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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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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