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We found 5 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Aetna HMO near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Peri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Matthew Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Smith is an adult nephrology specialist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust is a family practice physician. Dr. Maust's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maust is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Maust attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker practices adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Baker's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to new patients.

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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.