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

Dr. Joel Maust's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maust's areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Maust is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Maust completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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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 works as an adult nephrologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peri include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with 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 practices adult nephrology in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jun Chen is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Chen attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. She is an in-network provider for 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.

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

Dr. Van Lam's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include well women care, migraine, and depression. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Bruce Baker's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jared Stringer works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stringer accepts. Dr. Stringer studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stringer is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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

Dr. Hong Xiao works as a family medicine physician and pediatrician. She attended medical school at Harbin Medical University. Dr. Xiao's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Xiao speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Dr. Nancy Y Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
5300 West Plano Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Kim is a Plano, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Ali R Shirvani, MD
Specializes in Urology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Ali Shirvani is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shirvani's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Shirvani graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Shirvani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Lawrence Alter is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Alter is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Alter is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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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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