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Dr. Hui Zhu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1110 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hui Zhu practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zhu include pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Shandong University and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is conversant in Chinese.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65
Dr. Hector J Cases, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hector Cases specializes in interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cases at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $801
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $74
Dr. Bruce A Piszel, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other
427 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Piszel's specialty is pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $137 - $156
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $25 - $59

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. George Sidhom is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sidhom is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sidhom honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $162 - $781
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64 - $85
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam's areas of expertise include ACL injury. Dr. Milam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $197
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker sees patients in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include sports health. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Becker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Becker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $158 - $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $88
Dr. Antonio Victor Zumpano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive, East Tower; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Zumpano works as a general internist. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zumpano completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Venipuncture, Asthma, Ear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $98
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Okun's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 171
  • Charge (avg.): $226 - $346
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $88
Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ganglion Cyst, Rotator ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 126
  • Charge (avg.): $171 - $229
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $70
Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a general gynecologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitehead's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Whitehead's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Miranda, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Michael Miranda is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Miranda performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Miranda is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Arthritis Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 137
  • Charge (avg.): $208 - $375
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $67 - $155

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
500 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 311 West
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jason Stibich is a general internist and geriatrician. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stibich takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Stibich trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $109 - $133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $51 - $63
Dr. Jeffrey Dean Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Watson's clinical interests include ACL injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Watson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $76
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Butler is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Butler graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57
Dr. Julio Alberto Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Voderburg Drive; Suite 102 E
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Julio Enriquez sees patients in Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Enriquez honors. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. Dr. Enriquez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $98
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Goldsmith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 115
  • Charge (avg.): $77
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60

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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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