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We found 51 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Elie Nagib Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Saber average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saber's clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saber graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Syed Shah Noor Ur Rahman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Rahman's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rahman's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). Dr. Rahman's residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer is an adult nephrology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Frommer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Frommer's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1415 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Kwoh is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Karen Ann Delhey, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Delhey's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Delhey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Delhey graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Delhey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Felipe Nery Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Flores-Sandoval's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores-Sandoval graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Tam Viet Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tam Ho is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Ho attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Steven Eric Canfield, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Canfield, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Canfield's clinical interests encompass robotic radical prostatectomy. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. Uday Mohan Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Khosla specializes in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Khosla's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khosla's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rupal S Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rupal Patel is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. David Joonbeom Lim, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Lim practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lim include kidney stones and prostate cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Lim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Mehreen Sohban Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehreen Khan practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology in Houston, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. She graduated from Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Humaira Khawaja Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4407 Yoakum Boulevard; Suite B
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary is an adult nephrologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chaudhary attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary accepts. Dr. Chaudhary is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Dr. Thomas Tran Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Hoang works as an urologist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Hoang attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Dr. Hoang has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hoang is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Juan Jorge Olivero Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite #2206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juan Olivero is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Olivero accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Olivero is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Ultrasound, Dialysis

Dr. Robert Alan Light, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Light is an urologist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Light average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Light's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Light completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Light has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Light's practice is open to new patients.

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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.