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

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

Dr. Usha Peri is an adult nephrology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed Dr. Peri at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Peri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. She 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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. Smith is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jun Chen, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After attending Peking University Health Science Center for medical school, she completed her residency training at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 sees patients in Carrollton, TX and North Richland Hills, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Maust include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He 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. Patients gave Dr. Maust an average rating of 4.0 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bruce Baker's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He welcomes 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.

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