We found 40 providers matching joint injections and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Santa Monica, CA.

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Dr. David Eli Fish, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Fish works as a rehabilitation physician, spine surgeon, and orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Fish's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fish obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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. William Joshua Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Martin is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Martin is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency.

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

Dr. Adam Silver's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine; he sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Silver takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Silver completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is accepting new patients.

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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. Roy Davis Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roy Altman, who practices in Newhall, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Altman studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Altman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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
Dr. Soo In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soo Choi's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Choi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of 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 distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Dr. Choi is professionally 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. Jennifer Morris Grossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Grossman is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Grossman's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Grossman has received distinctions including Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Gordon's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Gordon studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Gordon's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $234
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62

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

Dr. Reza Ehsan's areas of specialization are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and family medicine; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehsan accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Ehsan attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Ehsan (or staff) is conversant in 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
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Arash Lavian works as a physiatrist in Santa Monica, CA. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Lavian completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include back pain, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and trigger point injections. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lavian is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Neck Pain, Cervical Dysplasia, Lower Back Problems, Spondylosis, Sympathetic Nerve ... (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 Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim works as a rheumatologist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kim is professionally 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

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

Dr. Steven Waltrip's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He practices in Beverly Hills, CA. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waltrip accepts.

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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

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

Dr. Ajay Masih is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Masih is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
Dr. Don Young Park, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Don Park's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. His clinical interests include sciatica, minimally invasive surgery, and spine tumor. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Park takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Provost's Honors List; UCLA Alumni Association Scholar; and UCLA Chancellor's Service Award. Dr. Park welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Compression Fractures, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Sciatica, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $160
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $71

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

Dr. Michael Gerhardt is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Gerhardt's clinical interests: hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Gerhardt obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Gerhardt average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $194
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $41

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

Dr. John Sellman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include clubfoot, knee osteoarthritis, and bunions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Sellman's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Sellman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Fracture, Knee Osteoarthritis, Knee Problems, Heel Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $191
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $45
Dr. Ryan Everett Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Bennett's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $191
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $44

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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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