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We found 13 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Carrollton, TX.

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

Dr. Usha Peri's specialty is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is affiliated with 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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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 works as an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology. She attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Peking University Health Science Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is accepting 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: well women care, migraine, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Lam attended Tulane University School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Lam has received the distinction of NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Rufus Green Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
9 Medical Parkway; Suite 307, Plaza 4
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rufus Green is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), 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. Green accepts. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Baker average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He 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 accepting new patients. Dr. Maust graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Stringer include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Stringer's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Stringer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Incontinence, Incontinence ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hong Xiao specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Xiao has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harbin Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Xiao is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Irving, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. Dr. Alter is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alter trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Phillip Disraeli specializes in family medicine and urgent care. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Disraeli include sports health, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Disraeli is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Nancy Kim practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Plano, TX. Dr. Kim has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kim obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shirvani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. Dr. Shirvani is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shirvani is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read 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.