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We found 28 providers matching joint injections and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Brandon, FL.

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

Dr. Hui Zhu is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Zhu takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Shandong University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $209
  • Medicare Cost: $65
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Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1355 Providence Road
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Vipul Joshi practices adult rheumatology in Brandon, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Joshi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Joshi 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 is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 211
  • Uninsured Cost: $50 - $215
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $53
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. George Sidhom practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sidhom is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. 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 is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $162 - $781
  • Medicare Cost: $64 - $85
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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hector Cases is a physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Cases a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $801
  • Medicare Cost: $74
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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other
427 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Piszel, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in pain medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $137 - $156
  • Medicare Cost: $25 - $59
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Dr. Milam has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Milam trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He speaks 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

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $197
  • Medicare Cost: $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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 126
  • Uninsured Cost: $171 - $229
  • Medicare Cost: $48 - $70
Dr. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Maddalon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Debridement, Hip Problems, Arthroplasty, Lower Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 360
  • Uninsured Cost: $225 - $316
  • Medicare Cost: $63 - $89
Dr. Antonio Victor Zumpano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive, East Tower; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Zumpano is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Zumpano's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Zumpano attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. 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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Clinical Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Venipuncture, Asthma, Ear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $98
  • Medicare Cost: $59
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Okun is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks 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

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $226 - $346
  • Medicare Cost: $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 Brandon, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. Dr. Enriquez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $98
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Thomas Michael Davison, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 E Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Davison's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davison graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of clinical interest consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Davison is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, General Orthopedics, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 165
  • Uninsured Cost: $201
  • Medicare Cost: $65
Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
306 E. Brandon Boulevard; Office of Dr. Infante
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. On average, patients gave Dr. Infante a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Infante honors. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 351
  • Uninsured Cost: $152 - $496
  • Medicare Cost: $67 - $171
Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Becker focuses on sports health. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $158 - $200
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $88
Dr. Keith Daniel Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead specializes in general gynecology. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Whitehead is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Whitehead is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
206 Buckingham Place; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mark Leitner is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. He works in Brandon, FL. Dr. Leitner has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $105 - $125
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $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.