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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, who practices in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Anderson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Anderson completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese.

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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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Verdolin's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Verdolin is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, 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. Rosa M Navarro, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3811 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rosa Navarro is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Navarro's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Navarro is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Navarro is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $208 - $877
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $219
Dr. Corrie D Broudy, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Corrie Broudy is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Broudy has indicated that her clinical interests include immunotherapy and lupus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Broudy accepts. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Broudy is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is accepting 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. Akther Jahan Kotha, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
374 H Street; Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Akther Kotha specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kotha's clinical interests include fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College. Dr. Kotha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Telugu. Dr. Kotha is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kotha is accepting new patients.

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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
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4168 Front Street; Floor 3
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Ceponis is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $117
  • Medicare Cost: $41
Dr. Casey J Fisher, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
7525 Metropolitan Drive; Suite 302
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Casey Fisher's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, and Poway, CA. His clinical interests include trigger point injections, facet injection, and chronic pain management. Dr. Fisher is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with 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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Wallace takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is 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 600
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Zuhre Tutuncu is an adult rheumatologist in Oceanside, CA, Encinitas, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Tutuncu has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tutuncu (or staff) speaks German and Turkish. She is affiliated with Scripps Health. She has an open panel.

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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, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Abdulhadi's areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Abdulhadi's practice is open to new patients.

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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
Dr. Douglas G Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8894
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chang's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Chang graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes.

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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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Keller takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 662
  • Uninsured Cost: $19 - $300
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $153
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Specializes in Physiatry, Other
3633 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Gavrilyuk practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is a graduate of Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitation and Hygiene. Dr. Gavrilyuk accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Gavrilyuk has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 419
  • Uninsured Cost: $19 - $300
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $179
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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
1501 5th Avenue; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brenton Wynn is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in San Diego, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wynn honors. Dr. Wynn is a graduate of 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 Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 W Arbor Drive; Department of Anesthesia
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Furnish is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Furnish is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $135 - $187
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $102
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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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pazirandeh accepts. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pazirandeh speaks Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $130 - $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.