We found 10 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Wheaton, IL.

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Dr Huma Q Rohail MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL

Dr. Huma Rohail sees patients in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Huma Rohail's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Before completing Dr. Rohail's residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Rohail attended medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rohail accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Rohail is professionally affiliated with Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Rohail welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr Michael Rashid MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL

Dr. Michael Rashid's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, genitourinary cancer, and incontinence. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Rashid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Vasectomy

Ernest F Dejesus MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL

Dr. Ernest Dejesus is a specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dejesus include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerular diseases. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Dejesus graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Dejesus's medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Glomerular Diseases, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis

Dr Anis A Rauf DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL

Dr. Anis Rauf is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rauf include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Rauf is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rauf (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Dialysis

Jeffrey Joseph Kropp MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Kropp's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Kropp graduated from Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kropp takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI), and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

John P Plante MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
Average rating 2.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL

Dr. John Plante specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Plante include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. The average patient rating for Dr. Plante is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Plante attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Plante's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr John G Christensen MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL

Dr. John Christensen is an urologist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Christensen include kidney stones, incontinence, and laser treatment. Dr. Christensen is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Christensen's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Christensen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Urodynamics, Lithotrips ... (Read more)

Dr Kevin K Pandya MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL

Dr. Kevin Pandya specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. He is especially interested in kidney stones, dialysis access procedures, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Dr. Pandya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Dialysis Access Procedures, Chronic Kidney Disease

Gregory Kozeny MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL

Dr. Gregory Kozeny's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozeny include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kozeny is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI), and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Dr Eric L Lenting MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL

Dr. Eric Lenting's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Lenting honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lenting's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Infertility, Urodynamics, L ... (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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