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

Dr. Hajra Tily's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Tily's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, Dr. Tily (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Tily's 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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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sutter include psoriatic arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and gout. Dr. Sutter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sutter is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Gout, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders

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 practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Mahmood has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College, she performed her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahmood is accepting new patients.

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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 Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Fluence works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Fluence's clinical interests include pain management. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fluence completed a residency program at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. He 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; 135
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeff Jones specializes in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Jones has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jones's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $150 - $525
  • Medicare Cost: $63 - $224
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Heron is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Modesto, CA. Dr. Heron is especially interested in pain management. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Heron's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; 135
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. James Barnett is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He works in Modesto, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnett takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Buffalo General Hospital and New Britain General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 214
  • Uninsured Cost: $150 - $525
  • Medicare Cost: $78 - $199
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1429 College Avenue; Suite M
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kanwal Khanna practices adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khanna include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Khanna accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Khanna attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Khanna 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhoades attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Rhoades 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 medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bigelow honors. 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. Dr. Bigelow's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Fassero is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fassero accepts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. Dr. Fassero is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Modesto, CA. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as 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. His practice 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
Brandon Lyman Tullis
Specializes in Podiatry
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Brandon Tullis practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Tullis's residency was performed at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Tullis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include 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. Lenita Rochell Williamson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2116 E. Orangeburg Avenue; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Lenita Williamson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Williamson's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. She is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Williamson's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Williamson is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $263
  • Medicare Cost: $65
Dr. William W Whang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. William Whang's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whang has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and trauma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Whang has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Trauma

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 is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine. He works in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Modi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Modi trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is open to 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.