We found 41 providers matching joint injections and who accept Medicare near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Hajra I Tily, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Hajra Tily's specialty is adult rheumatology. She graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Tily completed residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Tily (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $187 - $260
  • Medicare Cost: $38 - $69
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1429 College Avenue; Suite C
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Lorilee Sutter is an adult rheumatology specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Sutter has a special interest in rheumatic diseases. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $86
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Farah Mahmood, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Farah Mahmood is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She attended Rawalpindi Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahmood accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $259
  • Medicare Cost: $61
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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeff Jones is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Jones has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include pain management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $150 - $525
  • Medicare Cost: $63 - $224
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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. James Barnett practices interventional pain medicine in Modesto, CA. Dr. Barnett obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital and New Britain General Hospital. He has a special interest in pain management. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Barnett is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 214
  • Uninsured Cost: $150 - $525
  • Medicare Cost: $78 - $199
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Fluence is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fluence include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Fluence's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $643
  • Medicare Cost: $90
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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Heron is an interventional pain specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Heron is especially interested in pain management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Heron's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $150 - $525
  • Medicare Cost: $77 - $209
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1429 College Avenue; Suite M
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kanwal Khanna is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khanna include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Khanna is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Polymyositis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $105
  • Medicare Cost: $51 - $61
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Specializes in Physiatry
1300 Mable Avenue; Suite 2
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Rhoades' medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rhoades's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoades is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $85
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Tracy Michelle Bigelow, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Tracy Bigelow's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bigelow has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital and OhioHealth - Grant Medical Center, Columbus for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $75
  • Medicare Cost: $47
Dr. Donn Anthony Fassero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Donn Fassero is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fassero is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $259
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Todd C Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Todd Smith practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Smith focuses on hand surgery procedures. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $259
  • Medicare Cost: $56
Dr. Lenita Rochell Williamson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2116 E. Orangeburg Avenue; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Lenita Williamson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Williamson attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Frozen Shoulder, Elbow Pain, Carpal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $263
  • Medicare Cost: $65
Brandon Lyman Tullis
Specializes in Podiatry
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Tullis' specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Tullis honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. For his residency, Dr. Tullis trained at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He speaks French.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $203
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. William W Whang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. William Whang practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Whang attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Ankle Reconstruction, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 182
  • Uninsured Cost: $259
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Rafael Vargas, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Rafael Vargas is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vargas's clinical interests encompass imaging procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Vargas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Imaging Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $259
  • Medicare Cost: $62

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.