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We found 6 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near New London, WI.

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Dr. Omar Atassi, MD
Specializes in Urology
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Omar Atassi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Neenah, WI, Berlin, WI, and Ripon, WI. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Atassi's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Atassi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Dr. Eric Jon Lawatsch, MD
Specializes in Urology
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Eric Lawatsch is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Lawatsch attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, and ThedaCare.

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Dr. Tait D Fors, MD
Specializes in Urology
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Tait Fors is an urologist in Waupaca, WI, Appleton, WI, and Ripon, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Fors include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Dr. Scott C Kolbeck, MD
Specializes in Urology
1405 Mill Street; New London Family Medical Center - 2nd Floor
New London, WI
 

Dr. Scott Kolbeck works as an urologist in Clintonville, WI, New London, WI, and Neenah, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolbeck include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Kolbeck is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Daniel J Higgins, MD
Specializes in Urology
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Higgins' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Higgins has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Dr. Michael James Murphy, MD
Specializes in Urology
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Michael Murphy is an urologist in Neenah, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Appleton, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. Dr. Murphy attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Murphy is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and 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.