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Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7051 Alvarado Road; Suite 101
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in La Mesa, CA. His clinical interests encompass pain management and anesthesia. Patients rated Dr. Verdolin highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Verdolin has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $200 - $340
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62 - $171
Dr. Rosa M Navarro, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
3811 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rosa Navarro's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Navarro average 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Navarro include pain management and anesthesia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Navarro trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Navarro is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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. Mark S Wallace, MD
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. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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. Arnoldas Ceponis, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Medical Offices South 4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He attended medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine. Dr. Ceponis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He 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
Dr. Gregory David Middleton, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Middleton specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Middleton is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Middleton graduated from Boston University School of Medicine.

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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
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Corrie Broudy practices adult rheumatology in San Diego, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Broudy studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 174
  • Charge (avg.): $31 - $177
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $50

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

Dr. Brenton Wynn's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Wynn has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wynn honors. He is a graduate of 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 Interventional Pain Medicine
6645 Alvarado Road; Suite 253
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Hussein Abdulhadi is an interventional pain medicine specialist in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdulhadi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Mahmood Pazirandeh practices adult rheumatology in San Diego, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pazirandeh takes. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He speaks 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. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Pallia focuses on joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pallia is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Pallia studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pallia welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 92
  • Charge (avg.): $139 - $178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $55 - $89
Dr. Paul Joseph Girard, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Offices North 200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Girard is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Girard is professionally affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. Dr. Girard welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $131
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Finkenberg practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Finkenberg is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Finkenberg's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Suraj A Achar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
200 W Arbor Drive; Mail Code 0968
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suraj Achar's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Achar is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Achar has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $317
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $55
Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Eves average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eves is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Eves attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 538
  • Charge (avg.): $130 - $325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58 - $170
Dr. Alan Lyle Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
480 Fourth Avenue; Suite 509
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. A. Rosenfield works as an orthopedist in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Chula Vista, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rosenfield accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Rosenfield is a graduate of 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. His practice 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. Christopher Louis Sherman, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Sherman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, National City, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sherman include joint reconstruction, musculoskeletal problems, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sherman honors Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sherman is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $102
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53

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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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