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 is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Rohail performed Dr. Rohail's residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Rohail's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rohail honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Rohail's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Rohail is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Michael Arshad Rashid, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rashid's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and genitourinary cancer. Dr. Rashid accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rashid is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ernest F De Jesus, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 414
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Ernest Dejesus is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Dejesus is especially interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerular diseases. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Dejesus welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a nephrologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Rauf studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rauf (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kropp's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kropp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kropp's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kropp attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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

Dr. John Paul Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. John Plante practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Winfield, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Geneva, IL. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Plante include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Patient ratings for Dr. Plante average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Plante takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kevin Pandya is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, dialysis access procedures, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya accepts. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Kozeny is an adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozeny include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Kozeny's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kozeny attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. John G Christensen Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. John Christensen's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, incontinence, and laser treatment. Patients gave Dr. Christensen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Christensen is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Eric L Lenting, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
311 S County Farm Road; Suite B
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Eric Lenting is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Wheaton, IL, Geneva, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lenting include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and incontinence. Dr. Lenting takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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