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

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

Dr. Omar Atassi's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Atassi include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Atassi obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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

Dr. Joshua Modder sees patients in Shawano, WI and Appleton, WI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Modder's clinical interests: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He is in-network for 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 California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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

Dr. Eric Lawatsch is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawatsch include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lawatsch is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally 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
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. Dr. Fors's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Fors attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Fors's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Dr. Scott C Kolbeck, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Scott Kolbeck is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kolbeck's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolbeck include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. Dr. Kolbeck accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Dr. Daniel J Higgins, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Higgins' specialty is 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. Dr. Higgins's clinical interests include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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

Dr. Michael Murphy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Dr. Murphy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. Dr. Murphy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Murphy attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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

Ms. Jessica Lillie's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Ms. Lillie's 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.