We found 7 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Belur Patel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes 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 Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: NIH Fellow. Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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. T. Reilly is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). 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. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Reilly attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2006, 2008, 2011-2015; and Parkland Urology Staff Man of the Year, 1981-1982, 1984-1985. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Waxman is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Waxman trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Waxman is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

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

Dr. Kristofer Wagner is an urologist. Dr. Wagner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Wagner attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

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

Dr. Jason Bourque specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Bourque takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Bourque is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

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

Dr. Tony Issac is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Issac include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He 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 is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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 specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He works in Round Rock, TX, Waco, TX, and Killeen, TX. Dr. Hashim is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hashim honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Hashim attended medical school at The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Hashim is conversant in Arabic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , kidney stones

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

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.