We found 6 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Aetna HMO near Carrollton, TX.

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Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker, who practices in Lewisville, TX and Carrollton, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Baker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Medical City Lewisville. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust is a family medicine practitioner in Carrollton, TX and North Richland Hills, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Dr. Maust accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Maust attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Maust welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri practices adult nephrology. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Peri is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Peri attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen works as an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained her medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Matthew Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Smith is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Dr. Anjana S Jagalur, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Suite 201 Plaza Ii
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Anjana Jagalur is a nephrologist. In addition to English, Dr. Jagalur (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. She studied medicine at Bangalore University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Jagalur is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jagalur is open to new patients.

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

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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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