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We found 53 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Darlene Michelle Gaynor-Krupnick, DO
Specializes in Urology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 361
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Darlene Gaynor is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Collegeville, PA and Wynnewood, PA. In her practice, Dr. Gaynor focuses on kidney stones. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gaynor trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gaynor at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaynor honors. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Costas Dean Lallas, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Costas Lallas' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lallas's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lallas is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Penile Cancer, MRI, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edouard John Trabulsi, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and cryotherapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Trabulsi's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
240 Medical Office Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Rudnick is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Rudnick's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Rudnick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received distinctions including Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2005 - 2016.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Electrolyte Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Jane Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
245 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Lyons works as an adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Lyons honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Scleroderma, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irvin Harold Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Irvin Hirsch practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Hirsch's clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirsch takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan George Wasserstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Wasserstein is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, kidney failure, and dialysis. Dr. Wasserstein is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wasserstein is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's, 2004, 2005 Top Docs issue. He speaks German.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Raphael Mayer Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
240 Medical Office Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raphael Cohen is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, renal vascular disease, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Cohen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cohen has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Renal Vascular Disease, Scleroderma, Electrolyte Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick John Shenot, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Shenot's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Shenot a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shenot include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Shenot accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shenot has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Perry R Weiner, DO
Specializes in Urology
2501 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Perry Weiner is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Weiner a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 130 Medical Building West
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Benz is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Benz takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Benz trained at Lankenau Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Associates in Nephrology and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Benz's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cyst, Sleep Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Renal Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay William Hubsher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
501 South 54th Street; Mob, Room 227
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jay Hubsher is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Darby, PA, Springfield, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hubsher include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hubsher honors. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hubsher's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Ultrasound, Kidney Stones, Edema, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
5 East; 3509 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Harryhill, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 North 39th Street, Medical Office Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Harryhill works as an urologist. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harryhill completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Harryhill has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harryhill accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Harryhill's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a pediatric urology specialist. Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zaontz completed residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. Dr. Zaontz is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Akhil Kumar Das, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Akhil Das practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Philadelphia, PA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Das's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Das speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read 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.