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We found 64 providers matching joint injections and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Mountain View, CA.

Dr. Brian Cornell Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Brian Anderson's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 168
  • Uninsured Cost: $177
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
222 East Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and National City, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Verdolin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verdolin takes. Dr. Verdolin is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

All Interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $200 - $340
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $171
Dr. Corrie D Broudy, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Corrie Broudy is a rheumatologist in San Diego, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in immunotherapy and lupus. Dr. Broudy's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Broudy attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Broudy speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Broudy welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Immunotherapy, Lupus

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 174
  • Uninsured Cost: $31 - $177
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $50
Dr. Rosa M Navarro, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3811 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rosa Navarro's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Navarro's areas of expertise include the following: pain management and anesthesia. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Navarro completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro honors. Dr. Navarro has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $208 - $877
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $219
Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4168 Front Street; Floor 3
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Ceponis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $117
  • Medicare Cost: $41
Dr. Akther Jahan Kotha, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
374 H Street; Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Akther Kotha is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and Vista, CA. Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr. Kotha is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Kotha is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College. Dr. Kotha (or staff) speaks Urdu and Telugu.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lupus

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 197
  • Uninsured Cost: $100 - $106
  • Medicare Cost: $48 - $64
Dr. Casey J Fisher, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
7525 Metropolitan Drive; Suite 302
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Casey Fisher, who practices in San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, and Poway, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, facet injection, and chronic pain management. Dr. Fisher accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

All Interests: Botox Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Selective Nerve Root Block, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 0801
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wallace's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wallace has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $117 - $192
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $91
Dr. Zuhre N Tutuncu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
501 Washington Street; Suite 525
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Zuhre Tutuncu is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Tutuncu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Turkish. Clinical interests for Dr. Tutuncu include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Health. Dr. Tutuncu graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Rheumatic Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $181 - $266
  • Medicare Cost: $35 - $75
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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
6645 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Hussein Abdulhadi is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Abdulhadi studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abdulhadi completed a residency program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Abdulhadi is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Selective Nerve Root Block, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $106 - $127
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $71
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Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8894
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chang, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chang is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $127 - $317
  • Medicare Cost: $48 - $88
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3363 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Keller is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Keller's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keller takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 662
  • Uninsured Cost: $19 - $300
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $153
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 W Arbor Drive; Department of Anesthesia
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Furnish's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Furnish graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $135 - $187
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $102
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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
1501 5th Avenue; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brenton Wynn practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in San Diego, CA. Dr. Wynn is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $146
  • Medicare Cost: $42
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3633 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mahmood Pazirandeh is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Pazirandeh speaks Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $130 - $300
  • Medicare Cost: $42 - $88
Dr. Mark David Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 220
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Mark Jacobson's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jacobson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jacobson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 152
  • Uninsured Cost: $127 - $300
  • Medicare Cost: $42 - $88

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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.