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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Billy Gilbert's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gilbert attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1690 W Baker Road; Suite A
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary accepts. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Shearer's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shearer include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Shearer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shearer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. June Yao's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yao is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yao takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Finch is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Pearland, TX. These areas are among Dr. Finch's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Finch is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Muniz's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Katherine Timmins Vollmers, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Vollmers works as a nephrologist in Baytown, TX, Webster, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Vollmers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Vollmers completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vollmers is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Pandya's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pandya is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Tahir Hafeez works as an adult nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hafeez include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Hafeez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hafeez is open to new patients.

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Dr. Manisha Chandalia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Independence Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Chandalia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandalia honors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chandalia's practice is open to new patients.

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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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