We found 56 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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saber include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Dr. Saber is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Saber is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his professional training, Dr. Saber completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saber (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rahman attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine, Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Rahman's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Felipe Flores-Sandoval practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores-Sandoval include bladder cancer, adolescent issues, and laser treatment. Dr. Flores-Sandoval takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Flores-Sandoval attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Flores-Sandoval trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Flores-Sandoval is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. J. Frommer is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX and Beaumont, TX. These areas are among Dr. Frommer's clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He 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. He attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Frommer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Christopher Kwoh is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kwoh attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kwoh has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Karen Delhey is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Delhey speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave Dr. Delhey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delhey takes. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mehreen Khan sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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

Dr. Uday Khosla is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khosla's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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. Robert Alan Light, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Light's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Light's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Light's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tam Ho is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of particular interest 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ho's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rupal Patel's specialty is adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Patel'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. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Steven Canfield is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass robotic radical prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Canfield graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Canfield trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Canfield takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. In Dr. Chaudhary's practice, she is particularly interested in kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Chaudhary honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Lim is an urologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Lim a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, testicular cancer, and prostate cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim takes. Dr. Lim graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mark Allen Sutton, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Sutton's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sutton include microsurgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Sutton accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sutton attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Terry Raymond Williams, MD
Specializes in Urology
1200 Binz Street; #1340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Williams' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has indicated that his clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient reviews placed Dr. Williams at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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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