We found 41 providers matching joint injections and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Santa Monica, CA.

Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1441 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Adam Silver specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Silver is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Silver's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Headache, Electromyography, Tendonitis, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $179
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. David Eli Fish, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7th Fl Tower Building Room 745; 1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Fish practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fish average 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Fish is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Fish attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $374 - $976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $98
Dr. Soo In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soo Choi practices adult rheumatology in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Choi attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Choi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Choi is conversant in Korean. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 82
  • Charge (avg.): $233
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47
Dr. William Joshua Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Martin's specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. These areas are among Dr. Martin's clinical interests: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $229
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $42
Dr. Roy Davis Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roy Altman specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Newhall, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $110 - $232
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47 - $64

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Gordon works as an adult rheumatologist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with UCLA Health. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gordon's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $234
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Jennifer Morris Grossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Grossman's specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Grossman's clinical interests include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Grossman average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spine Problems, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $43

Specializes in Physiatry
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Arash Lavian's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and trigger point injections. Dr. Lavian is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lavian has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Neck Pain, Cervical Dysplasia, Lower Back Problems, Sympathetic Nerve Block, Neck ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 131
  • Charge (avg.): $195 - $406
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $94

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
11600 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Ehsan sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Ehsan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehsan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehsan (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $49

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Masih's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Masih studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $293 - $340
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59 - $171

Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
120 S Spalding Drive; Ste# 400
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Waltrip is a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Waltrip is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 237
  • Charge (avg.): $99 - $226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64 - $87
Dr. Brian T Feeley, MD
Specializes in Rehabilitative Services, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13428 Maxella Avenue; Suite 505
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Brian Feeley's specialties are rehabilitative services and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Marina Del Rey, CA and San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Feeley include shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Feeley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Feeley attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $431
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $50
Dr. John Patrick Difiori, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Rehabilitative Services, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1920 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. John Difiori is a physician who specializes in family medicine, rehabilitative services, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Difiori average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Difiori include achilles tendon problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Difiori accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Difiori attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Achilles Tendon Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $272
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Knapp is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Knapp's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health and Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Knapp's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Knapp speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Michael Ehrhart, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Ehrhart is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ehrhart trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ehrhart include revision hip arthroplasty, wrist arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehrhart has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ehrhart welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Arthroscopy, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, MAKOplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 87
  • Charge (avg.): $191
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46

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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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