We found 13 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Carrollton, TX.

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Usha N Peri MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
8 Medical Parkway; Suite 201 Plaza Ll
Dallas, TX

Dr. Usha Peri is an adult nephrologist. She obtained her medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and glomerulonephritis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Peri at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Medical City Lewisville. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney St ... (Read more)

Bruce H Baker MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Bruce Baker's specialty is adult nephrology. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Medical City Lewisville. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Uri ... (Read more)

Joel Russel Maust MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.09 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Joel Maust is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maust include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Dr. Maust is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Maust has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maust has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Rheuma ... (Read more)

Jun Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX

Dr. Jun Chen is a nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and glomerulonephritis. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Chen attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She 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. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney St ... (Read more)

Srivasa B Chebrolu MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Srivasa Chebrolu is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Chebrolu (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Chebrolu include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA). He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chebrolu trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure, Ki ... (Read more)

Mr Matthew T Smith MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Matthew Smith works as a nephrologist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, 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. Smith honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Medical City Las Colinas. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Urine Culture, Urinalys ... (Read more)

Van Lam MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
4360 N. Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Van Lam's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Carrollton, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lam include depression, hepatitis, and eczema. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lam completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Lam has received the distinction of NCQA Diabetes Recognition Recognized for providing the highest-level of diabetes care. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Depression, Eczema, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ere ... (Read more)

Mrs Anjana S Jagalur MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX

Dr. Anjana Jagalur's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Jagalur (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Jagalur's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Medical City Lewisville. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Jagalur attended medical school at Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Jagalur accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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

Dr Jared Darrell Stringer MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5300 West Plano Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX

Dr. Jared Stringer's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stringer obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stringer accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Stringer is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Bladder Problems, Incontinence ... (Read more)

Lawrence J Alter MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.3 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
7200 North State Highway 161; Suite 200
Irving, TX

Dr. Lawrence Alter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alter include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), prostate problems, and bladder infection. Dr. Alter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Alter is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Las Colinas, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urge Incontinence, Bladder Inf ... (Read more)

Phillip H Disraeli MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 3.61 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Phillip Disraeli practices family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Disraeli include adult care, sports health, and wheezing. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Disraeli attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Adult Care, Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Appendicitis, Primary Care, Diabetes Manag ... (Read more)

Hong Xiao MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX

Dr. Hong Xiao's specialties are family medicine and general pediatrics. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Xiao include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Harbin Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Xiao speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Lewisville.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chro ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.36 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX

Dr. Nancy Kim's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Kim a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, genitourinary cancer, and female incontinence. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Infertility, Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones

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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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