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

Dr. Hui Zhu's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL. In his practice, Dr. Zhu focuses on pain management. Dr. Zhu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Shandong University. For his residency, Dr. Zhu trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks 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

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

Dr. George Sidhom is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sidhom at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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

Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1355 Providence Road
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Vipul Joshi practices adult rheumatology. Patients rated Dr. Joshi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 211
  • Charge (avg.): $50 - $215
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $53

Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hector Cases works as an interventional pain specialist in Brandon, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cases studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $801
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $74

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other
427 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Piszel is a pain medicine specialist in Brandon, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. His areas of expertise include ACL injury. Dr. Milam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lopez completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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. Dr. Becker attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. His clinical interests include sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally 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, 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Zumpano average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Okun's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for 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 Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Okun trained at Jacobi Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Julio Alberto Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Voderburg Drive; Suite 102 E
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Julio Enriquez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Enriquez 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. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and a graduate of Bergen Regional Medical Center's residency program. He is 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. Michael Anthony Miranda, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Michael Miranda specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Miranda has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miranda include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. 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. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Miranda's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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
Dr. Keith Daniel Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Brandon, FL. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitehead include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitehead is in-network for 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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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Stibich's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stibich is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith sees patients in Plant City, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Goldsmith's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Goldsmith attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School. 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.

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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
Dr. Stuart Alan Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Goldsmith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldsmith include knee problems, trigger point injections, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, ... (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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