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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 practices adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Anderson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He 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 medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdolin include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verdolin is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verdolin's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Navarro's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in pain management and anesthesia. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices adult rheumatology. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include immunotherapy and lupus. Dr. Broudy is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Broudy an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to 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. Arnoldas Ceponis, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4168 Front Street; Floor 3
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis is a rheumatologist in San Diego, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. Dr. Ceponis is professionally 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 physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kotha's areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue syndrome. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel. Dr. Kotha studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, 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 is a physiatrist and pain doctor in San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, and Poway, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, facet injection, and chronic pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Fisher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Fisher's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wallace has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Oceanside, CA, Encinitas, CA, and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. Dr. Tutuncu is professionally affiliated with Scripps Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tutuncu accepts. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tutuncu (or staff) speaks German and Turkish.

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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 physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Abdulhadi is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Abdulhadi attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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
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Specializes in Physiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 8894
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chang is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chang is a graduate of 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 works as a rheumatologist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Keller attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Keller (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Gavrilyuk graduated from Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitation and Hygiene. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Gavrilyuk is conversant in Russian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 419
  • Uninsured Cost: $19 - $300
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $179
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 W Arbor Drive; Department of Anesthesia
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Furnish is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Furnish takes. He is a graduate of 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 is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. Dr. Wynn is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 practices adult rheumatology in San Diego, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Pazirandeh speaks Persian. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.