We found 11 providers with an interest in kidney stones and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Nassau Bay, TX.

Showing 1-11 of 11
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Mrs Humaira Khawaja Chaudhary MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 Blossom Street; Suite 275
Webster, TX

Dr. Humaira Chaudhary practices adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chaudhary include kidney stones, kidney transplant, and dialysis. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaudhary accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chaudhary's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Billy Gilbert practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilbert include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Gilbert 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 Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Gilbert is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. June Yao is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yao honors. She obtained her medical school training at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Yao's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Sarah Shearer sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Pearland, TX. Her medical specialties are transplant medicine and adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shearer include 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. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Shearer is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Jennifer Finch is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finch include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Finch honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Finch completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Mrs Katherine S Timmins MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Katherine Timmins is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Webster, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Timmins include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Timmins attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Timmins has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Henry Muniz practices transplant medicine and adult nephrology in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Muniz include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Muniz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Muniz is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Aashish Pandya's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Pandya's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandya is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Pandya attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Manisha Chandalia MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.68 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
450 Blossom Street; Suite B
Webster, TX

Dr. Manisha Chandalia is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Chandalia is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chandalia is open to new patients. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Choles ... (Read more)

Dr Gabriel Rodriguez MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2060 Space Park Drive; Suite 410
Houston, TX

Dr. Gabriel Rodriguez practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laser treatment. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Incontinence, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Laser Treatment, Trans ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar works as a nephrologist. Dr. Agraharkar is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Agraharkar include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center. Dr. Agraharkar is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Kidney Stones

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Hypotension, Dialysis

Advertisement
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.

Advertisement
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.