We found 5 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Aetna HMO near Carrollton, TX.
Dr. Usha Peri's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Peri attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Peri completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. She welcomes new patients.
Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Chen attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. For her residency, Dr. Chen trained at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.
Dr. Bruce Baker is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Baker is open to new patients.
Dr. Joel Maust works as a family practitioner. Dr. Maust obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Maust is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.
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Dr. Matthew Smith, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.
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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.