We found 69 providers matching joint injections and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. John Dermot Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gout. Dr. Fitzgerald is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Fitzgerald has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Gout

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $230 - $234
  • Medicare Cost: $42 - $56
Dr. Tanaz Aspi Kermani, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Tanaz Kermani is a specialist in adult rheumatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in vasculitis. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kermani completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kermani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Her distinctions include: Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium Fellowship, January and The Philip Showalter Hench Award for Excellence in Rheumatology, May. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vasculitis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $235
  • Medicare Cost: $56
Dr. Mihaela Botea Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Mihaela Taylor practices adult rheumatology in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Taylor include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and myositis. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor takes. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Romanian.

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Clinical Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ultrasound, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $50 - $628
  • Medicare Cost: $13 - $169
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Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1441 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Adam Silver is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silver accepts. Dr. Silver graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $179
  • Medicare Cost: $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 in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fish include thoracic outlet syndrome, trigger point injections, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Patient ratings for Dr. Fish average 1.5 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. Dr. Fish's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and 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

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $374 - $976
  • Medicare Cost: $46 - $98
Dr. Soo In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soo Choi is an adult rheumatology specialist. She speaks Korean. Dr. Choi's clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Choi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Choi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $233
  • Medicare Cost: $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. These areas are among his clinical interests: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Martin takes 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. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $230
  • Medicare Cost: $60
Dr. Irene I-Lan Wu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1245 16th Street; Suite 225
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Irene Wu is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She works in Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Wu attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Neuropathic Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $560 - $2,379
  • Medicare Cost: $42 - $116
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim's area of specialization is 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $229
  • Medicare Cost: $42
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Gordon's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $234
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Roy Davis Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roy Altman's specialty is adult rheumatology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Altman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $110 - $232
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $64
Dr. Eric Shen-Zen Hsu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1245 16th Street; Suite 225
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Eric Hsu's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. He is especially interested in back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. Dr. Hsu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Pain Management, Back Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 134
  • Uninsured Cost: $621 - $2,263
  • Medicare Cost: $33 - $100
Dr. Alan Howard Gorn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 365-b
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Alan Gorn is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, dermatomyositis, and osteoarthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Gorn a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Gorn is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $223
  • Medicare Cost: $44
Dr. Jennifer Morris Grossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Grossman works as an adult rheumatologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Grossman's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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 distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $230
  • Medicare Cost: $43
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
11600 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Ehsan is an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and family practice physician in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ehsan studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Ehsan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehsan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ehsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $49
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Karamlou is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Karamlou is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Karamlou's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $67

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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.