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

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

Dr. Belur Patel, who practices in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinction: NIH Fellow. He speaks 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Reilly attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 urologist in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bourque honors. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bourque has received 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 speaks French.

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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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). 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 the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Waxman is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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, who practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). 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 attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Wagner has received professional recognition including the following: Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wagner is professionally 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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Issac include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Issac accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally 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, who practices in Round Rock, TX, Waco, TX, and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Hashim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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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