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We found 8 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Bronze near Shawano, WI.

Dr. Omar Atassi, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Omar Atassi works as an urologist in Neenah, WI, Berlin, WI, and Ripon, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Dr. Atassi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Atassi is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Circumcision, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Kavin Modder, MD
Specializes in Urology
309 Bartlette Street
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Joshua Modder is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Modder include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cysts, Incontinence, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Jon Lawatsch, MD
Specializes in Urology
309 Bartlette Street
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Eric Lawatsch is an urologist. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawatsch include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lawatsch takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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. Scott C Kolbeck, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Scott Kolbeck's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Kolbeck is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Kolbeck is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Female Incontinence, Cysts, Incontinence, Hypogonadism, Circumcision, Urodynamic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tait D Fors, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Tait Fors specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Waupaca, WI, Appleton, WI, and Ripon, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Fors include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Dr. Fors is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Daniel J Higgins, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Higgins is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Patients rated Dr. Higgins highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higgins honors. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cysts, Circumcision, Urodynamic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Murphy, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Michael Murphy practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Dr. Murphy's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Murphy attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Tumor, Cysts, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Jessica Marie Lillie
Specializes in Family Medicine
309 Bartlette Street
Shawano, WI
 

Ms. Jessica Lillie works as a family practitioner in Shawano, WI, Waupaca, WI, and Appleton, WI. Areas of expertise for Ms. Lillie include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Ms. Lillie takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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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.