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We found 11 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 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 nephrology specialist 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peri takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Peri trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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. Her clinical interests 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Chen completed her residency training at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with 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 general pediatrician in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lam include 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. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lam has received the distinction of 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, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Baker has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is accepting 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 specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Maust takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Maust's training includes a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He welcomes 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Stringer include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Stringer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stringer is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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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). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Alter's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alter graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is 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 sees patients in Plano, TX. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Kim's practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and incontinence. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. Hong Xiao works as a family practice physician and pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Xiao average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xiao attended medical school at Harbin Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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

Dr. Ali Shirvani's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Shirvani is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shirvani performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Shirvani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.