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

Dr. Hajra Tily practices adult rheumatology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tily attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tily (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Sutter graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sutter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sutter accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Mahmood is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mahmood attended Rawalpindi Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Modesto, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jones's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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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 is an interventional pain specialist in Modesto, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Barnett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Buffalo General Hospital and New Britain General Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Barnett welcomes 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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Fluence's clinical interests include pain management. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Fluence is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Clinical Interests: 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 a physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Heron has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Khanna's areas of expertise include rheumatic diseases. He 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. Dr. Khanna is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice is open to 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Rhoades studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Rhoades's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Bigelow 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. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is accepting 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Fassero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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 Modesto, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He is open to 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Williamson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Williamson performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. 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, Adhesive Capsulitis, 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 works as a podiatrist. Dr. Tullis is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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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 is an orthopedist in Modesto, CA. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Whang include musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Whang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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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. Tushar Rajnikant Modi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
413 East Orangeburg Avenue; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tushar Modi specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine and practices in Modesto, CA. In his practice, Dr. Modi focuses on general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Modi's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Modi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $96 - $149
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $89

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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.