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 works as a rehabilitation physician, acupuncturist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Silver takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency. He has an open panel.

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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, Sports Medicine
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Fish is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fish obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fish has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Soo In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soo Choi is a rheumatologist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among Dr. Choi's clinical interests: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the distinction of 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Martin's clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Martin is affiliated with 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
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Gordon specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon honors 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 professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Roy Davis Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roy Altman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Altman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Altman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altman honors. 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
Dr. Jennifer Morris Grossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Grossman, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Grossman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grossman graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Grossman include: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training 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. Dr. Lavian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and family medicine; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ehsan is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Ehsan (or staff) speaks 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 Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim works as a rheumatologist. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim 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.

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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 works as a physiatrist and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at 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 honors.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as 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
Dr. Don Young Park, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Don Park is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. His areas of expertise include sciatica, minimally invasive surgery, and spine tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Park performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Provost's Honors List; UCLA Alumni Association Scholar; and UCLA Chancellor's Service Award. In addition to English, Dr. Park speaks Korean.

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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
Dr. Brian T Feeley, MD
Specializes in Rehabilitative Services, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13428 Maxella Avenue; Suite 505
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Brian Feeley is a physician who specializes in rehabilitative services and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feeley include shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Feeley is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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

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

Dr. Thomas Knapp is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Knapp's clinical interests: hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Knapp speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Knapp is open to new patients.

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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. Bert Roland Mandelbaum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Bert Mandelbaum's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandelbaum include ACL reconstruction, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and wrist arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Mandelbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Knee ... (Read more)

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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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