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We found 11 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Carrollton, TX.

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

Dr. Usha Peri is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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) speaks the following languages: 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 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 specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. 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 an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors. Dr. Chen graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Van Lam works as an internist and pediatrician in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lam's 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 following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. Dr. Lam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. 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 is an adult nephrologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Baker average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Baker studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. His practice 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's area of specialization is family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maust's practice is open to new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Jared Stringer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Stringer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stringer include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Stringer speaks Spanish. He is 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 practices family medicine and general pediatrics in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Xiao's areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xiao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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

Dr. Lawrence Alter's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alter is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Alter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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

Dr. Nancy Kim works as an urologist. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Ali Shirvani is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Carrollton, TX. Dr. Shirvani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shirvani include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Shirvani is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.