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We found 29 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 sees patients in Brandon, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at Shandong University. Dr. Zhu completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has a special interest in pain management. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. George Sidhom specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sidhom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sidhom takes. He graduated from 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 Other, Adult Rheumatology
1355 Providence Road
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Vipul Joshi specializes in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Joshi is in-network for 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: 211
  • Uninsured Cost: $50 - $215
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $53
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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hector Cases is an interventional pain specialist in Brandon, FL. Dr. Cases graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in pain medicine and practices in Brandon, FL. Dr. Piszel 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

  • 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. Dr. Milam is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Milam attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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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's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ganglion Cyst, 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maddalon trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Maddalon 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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $98
  • Medicare Cost: $59
Dr. Thomas Michael Davison, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 E Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Davison is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davison studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Davison takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Infante graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante's training includes a residency program at Grandview Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker honors. Dr. Becker obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $158 - $200
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $88
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Okun at an average of 2.5 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. Okun takes. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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 works as an internist in Brandon, FL. Dr. Enriquez has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. Dr. Enriquez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $98
  • Medicare Cost: $62
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. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miranda accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is 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

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $208 - $375
  • Medicare Cost: $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. Dr. Whitehead graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Whitehead takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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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.