Our Team

While kidney stones are not rare, the pain can come on suddenly and send you to the emergency department or urgent care for relief. Our team understands how important it is to be seen quickly by an expert, and our nurse navigators have been praised for their swift outreach and help with appointments. This personal touch enhances the outstanding outcomes our clinical team realizes.

Message from the Director

Dr. Joshua SteinAt the Tallwood Kidney Stone Center, we make sure that anyone suffering from a kidney stone can see one of our providers as quickly as possible. Our staff is working diligently to ensure you have a seamless transition from an emergency room visit to one of our offices to expedite the treatment you need. For patients with recurrent stones, we provide easy access for those times when you feel that familiar pain coming on. We will also ensure that patients are given appropriate testing and counseling to help prevent future kidney stone episodes. Our goal is to relieve your pain as soon as possible, get you back to work or play, and eliminate the need for unnecessary emergency room visits. Call us now if you would like to meet with one of our specialists to discuss a better way to manage your kidney stones.

- Dr. Joshua Stein


Help From our Nurse Navigators

We have dedicated nurse navigators to help you and your family on your journey. They are tasked with:

  • Reaching out to patients seen for kidney stones in the Emergency Department and triaging their current symptoms.
  • Facilitating and coordinating your appointments in a timely manner.
  • Serving as a resource and a consistent contact through your diagnosis and treatment.
  • Helping coordinate care and provide support.
  • Serving as your advocate.
  • Educating and counseling you through treatment.
  • Following up with patients who have stents placed.

You can always reach out to your nurse navigator with questions or concerns.


Kimberly Diamond
Hartford Region
860.678.2677
Email


Bethany Buckridge
Eastern Region
860.271.2481
Email

Mary Kuchma-Porter
Mary Kuchma-Porter
Fairfield & Northwest Regions
475.298.6823
Email

Rachael RheaumeRachael Rheaume
Central Region
860.696.4974
Email


Meet our Kidney Stone Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Armm, Milton Frank, MD Armm, Milton Frank, MD
4.6 /5
98 surveys
203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Wilton
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Bieniek, Jared M., MD Bieniek, Jared M., MD
4.9 /5
378 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Enfield
  • Glastonbury
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Crawley, David F., MD Crawley, David F., MD
4.7 /5
318 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Devanney, James Francis, MD Devanney, James Francis, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
4.8 /5
402 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Griffith, John James, MD Griffith, John James, MD
4.8 /5
311 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Southington
  • Plainville
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Katz, Eric, MD Katz, Eric, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • West Hartford
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD Kesler, Stuart S., MD
4.8 /5
440 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD
4.7 /5
308 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Liaw, Christine Wenyu, MD Liaw, Christine Wenyu, MD 203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
  • Wilton
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McLeod, Brian Scott, MD McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
4.8 /5
351 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Post, Jarrod Bret, MD Post, Jarrod Bret, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Pyo, Paul, MD Pyo, Paul, MD
4.9 /5
558 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Ranta, Jeffrey Alan, MD Ranta, Jeffrey Alan, MD
4.6 /5
138 surveys
203.338.8760
  • Urology
  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford
  • Wilton
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Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
4.9 /5
500 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Russo, Rebecca Louise, APRN, DNP, FNP-C Russo, Rebecca Louise, APRN, DNP, FNP-C
4.9 /5
290 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Schwartz, Marissa, APRN Schwartz, Marissa, APRN 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Plainville
  • Avon
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Shichman, Steven Jon, MD Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
4.8 /5
223 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Shreck, Evan, MD Shreck, Evan, MD
4.8 /5
202 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Siev, Michael Howard, MD Siev, Michael Howard, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Enfield
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
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Singh, Joseph Udai, MD Singh, Joseph Udai, MD 860.972.4219
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
4.8 /5
289 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD
4.8 /5
476 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Avon
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Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
4.8 /5
504 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
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Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS
4.7 /5
300 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Tremaglio, Joseph M., MD 860.972.4219
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
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Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
4.9 /5
386 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
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Wagner, Kathryn, MD Wagner, Kathryn, MD 203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD
4.8 /5
219 surveys
860.348.2500
  • Urology
  • Thomaston
  • Bristol
  • Plainville
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