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

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. His clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Maust is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Maust's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Urology
9 Medical Parkway; Plaza 4, Suite 307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rufus Green's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Green speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Green is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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. Dr. Peri studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Peri completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. On average, patients gave Dr. Peri a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Lewisville. She is accepting 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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Las Colinas. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Carrollton, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Her training includes a residency program at Peking University Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: well women care, migraine, and depression. Dr. Lam takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. Dr. Lam has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. He is 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Baker 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stringer's clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Phillip Disraeli is a Carrollton, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Disraeli's areas of expertise include sports health, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. She speaks Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Xiao include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Xiao's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Lewisville. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Xiao attended Harbin Medical University for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Xiao an average rating of 4.5 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. Xiao honors.

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

Dr. Nancy Kim's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Kim's practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Plano.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Carrollton, TX. Dr. Shirvani studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Lawrence Alter practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Irving, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. Dr. Alter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Alter attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Las Colinas, 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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