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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Peri's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Peri attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baker's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Medical City Lewisville. He is accepting 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 medicine practitioner. These areas are among Dr. Maust's clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Maust's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maust takes. He 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 is a nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include 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 accepts. Before completing her residency at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. 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 a nephrologist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, 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. Smith accepts. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Urine ... (Read more)

Dr. Van Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Van Lam sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Lam attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: well women care, migraine, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Lam has an open panel.

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Dr. Anjana S Jagalur, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Suite 201 Plaza Ii
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Anjana Jagalur is an adult nephrology specialist in Dallas, TX, Carrollton, TX, and Denton, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Jagalur (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jagalur include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. She graduated from Bangalore University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Jagalur is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jared Darrell Stringer, MD
Specializes in Urology
5300 West Plano Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jared Stringer specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Stringer include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stringer graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Stringer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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Dr. Lawerence J Alter, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 North State Highway 161; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Alter works as an urologist in Irving, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. Dr. Alter has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Las Colinas, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Dr. Phillip H Disraeli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1933 E. Frankford Road; Suite 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Disraeli sees patients in Carrollton, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Disraeli's areas of expertise include the following: sports health, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Disraeli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Disraeli is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao's medical specialty is family medicine and general pediatrics. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Xiao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Lewisville. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xiao obtained her medical school training at Harbin Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She speaks Chinese.

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Specializes in Urology
5300 West Plano Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Kim's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has a special interest in kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones

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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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