We found 41 providers matching joint injections and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Mountain View, CA.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Navarro include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Navarro is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Navarro is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Navarro is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Verdolin include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Verdolin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verdolin takes. Dr. Verdolin is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Verdolin completed a residency program 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is conversant in Spanish. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Broudy's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Broudy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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 sees patients in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). Dr. Middleton honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He 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
Dr. Arnoldas Ceponis, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Medical Offices South 4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Ceponis' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ceponis is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He is a graduate of Kaunas University of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $117
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $41
Dr. Mark Steven Wallace, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 0801
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wallace is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Wallace is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and Murrieta, CA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Fisher has a special interest in pain management. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Abdulhadi is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wynn 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Pazirandeh 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, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. After attending 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. His areas of expertise include the following: joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pallia's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Pallia speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 92
  • Charge (avg.): $139 - $178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $55 - $89
Dr. John Glenn Finkenberg, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Finkenberg is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finkenberg honors. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Finkenberg completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Finkenberg is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta's clinical interests encompass sports health. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Valletta studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. 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. 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. Dr. Girard is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Girard trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Girard is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. His practice is open to 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
Dr. James Anthony Cooper, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
150 W Washington Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Cooper's areas of specialization are neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in San Diego, CA, San Clemente, CA, and Carlsbad, CA. Dr. Cooper's professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Danbury Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $247
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Eves has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Eves is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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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