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Dr. Rosa M Navarro, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3811 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rosa Navarro, who practices in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Navarro's areas of expertise include pain management and anesthesia. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Navarro attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Navarro speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $208 - $877
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62 - $219
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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdolin include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Verdolin 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 attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $200 - $340
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62 - $171
Dr. Corrie D Broudy, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Corrie Broudy is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Broudy obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of immunotherapy and lupus. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Broudy honors. In addition to English, Dr. Broudy speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Immunotherapy, Lupus

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 174
  • Charge (avg.): $31 - $177
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $50
Dr. Gregory David Middleton, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Middleton is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Middleton is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Middleton is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 239
  • Charge (avg.): $124 - $368
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $44 - $88

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Medical Offices South 4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Ceponis' specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ceponis is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $41

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 is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Wallace attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $117 - $192
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47 - $91
Dr. Casey J Fisher, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
7525 Metropolitan Drive; Suite 302
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Casey Fisher specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, and Poway, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include trigger point injections, facet injection, and chronic pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Fisher attended Ross University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fisher welcomes 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)

Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
6645 Alvarado Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Hussein Abdulhadi is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdulhadi include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdulhadi accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 83
  • Charge (avg.): $106 - $127
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47 - $71

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
1501 5th Avenue; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brenton Wynn's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Wynn is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $146
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $42

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3633 Camino Del Rio S; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mahmood Pazirandeh practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Pazirandeh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 136
  • Charge (avg.): $130 - $300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $42 - $88
Dr. John Glenn Finkenberg, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Finkenberg works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Finkenberg graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Finkenberg trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Finkenberg is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pallia include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 92
  • Charge (avg.): $139 - $178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $55 - $89
Dr. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. His clinical interests include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Valletta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 119
  • Charge (avg.): $141 - $350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57 - $88
Dr. James Anthony Cooper, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
150 W Washington Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Cooper specializes in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Cooper's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Danbury Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Cooper is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $247
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Alan Lyle Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
480 Fourth Avenue; Suite 509
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. A. Rosenfield is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Rosenfield focuses on joint reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenfield takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenfield graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 240
  • Charge (avg.): $87 - $170
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $70 - $169
Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eves takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Eves is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 538
  • Charge (avg.): $130 - $325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58 - $170

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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.
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