We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Temple, TX.

Dr. Belur J Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Belur Patel works as an urologist in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of NIH Fellow. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Stones, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Philip Reilly Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S 31st Street; Ms-01-390f
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Reilly sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Reilly is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Reilly trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2006, 2008, 2011-2015; and Parkland Urology Staff Man of the Year, 1981-1982, 1984-1985.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Endourologic Procedures, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. Jason D Bourque, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jason Bourque is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Bourque attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bourque include: Dr. Richard Vial Memorial Scholarship, Academic Merit Based during 3rd year Med School; Dr. Sandi Rottschafer Memorial Scholarship - Academic Merit based during 2nd year of Med School; and Gold Probe Award, Highest Grade in Gross Anatomy. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer

Dr. Jeffrey A Waxman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Waxman is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Waxman is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Ureter Problems, Enuresis, Hypospadias

Dr. Kristofer Ross Wagner, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kristofer Wagner specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wagner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wagner trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tony Issac, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Tony Issac practices adult nephrology in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He is especially interested in kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Issac accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Faris Q Hashim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Faris Hashim is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hashim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Customer service is key award (CSK), UFHealth Shands, Gainesville, FL; Awarded grant for poster presentation in NKF meeting, Orlando, FL; and Awarded fellow grant for RRI conference. In addition to English, Dr. Hashim speaks Arabic.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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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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