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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 sees patients in Neenah, WI, Berlin, WI, and Ripon, WI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Dr. Atassi is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Atassi 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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Appleton, WI, Shawano, WI, and Green Bay, WI. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lawatsch takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Lawatsch's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Rectocele, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tait Fors is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. Dr. Fors is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending 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 Connecticut.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kolbeck is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolbeck include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolbeck honors. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. Dr. Kolbeck is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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

Dr. Daniel Higgins is an urologist in Berlin, WI, Clintonville, WI, and Neenah, WI. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Higgins's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Michael Murphy works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. Dr. Murphy studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Murphy takes 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.