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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 an adult nephrologist in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Peri is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Smith is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jun Chen is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her practice is open to 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 a general internist and pediatrician. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Lam's clinical interests: well women care, migraine, and depression. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lam has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Bruce Baker, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Joel Maust practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Maust average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. 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. He is open to new patients. Dr. Maust is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed 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 works as an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Stringer attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stringer is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao's medical specialty is family medicine and general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Xiao is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Xiao include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Harbin Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Xiao speaks Chinese.

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

Dr. Lawrence Alter sees patients in Irving, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alter graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. The average patient rating for Dr. Alter is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Plano, TX. She has a special interest in kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Kim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors.

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

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). Dr. Shirvani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shirvani include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shirvani performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.