We found 11 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Carrollton, TX.

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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. Dr. Lam's areas of expertise include well women care, migraine, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Lam attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. 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 practices family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maust takes. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Maust's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Her practice 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 is an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. 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. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Smith 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She 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. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is accepting 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 medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baker's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jared Stringer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Stringer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Stringer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Xiao's clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Xiao 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. She speaks Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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

Dr. Nancy Kim's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. Dr. Kim takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Kim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shirvani studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shirvani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Shirvani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter accepts.

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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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