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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, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhu honors. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Zhu attended Shandong University for medical school. 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain 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. Dr. Sidhom is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sidhom's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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 is an adult rheumatologist in Brandon, FL. Dr. Joshi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Joshi accepts. He studied medicine at 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 Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hector Cases is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He works in Brandon, FL. Dr. Cases studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cases honors.

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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's medical specialty is pain medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piszel takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $137 - $156
  • Medicare Cost: $25 - $59
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 areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include musculoskeletal problems. He is rated 3.0 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. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 126
  • Uninsured Cost: $171 - $229
  • Medicare Cost: $48 - $70
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Dermatology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is a dermatology (skin disorders), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. Dr. Milam is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He speaks Spanish.

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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. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $226 - $346
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $88
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, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Maddalon is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Maddalon focuses on musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Maddalon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. 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.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, Debridement, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Zumpano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Zumpano 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. Julio Alberto Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Voderburg Drive; Suite 102 E
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Julio Enriquez's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Enriquez is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his 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. Thomas Michael Davison, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 E Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Davison practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Davison obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts 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: 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 specialist in orthopedic trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Infante is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Infante include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante 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 Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Infante attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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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. Keith Daniel Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead sees patients in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitehead honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Whitehead speaks 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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry and practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leitner at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $105 - $125
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $67
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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
500 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 311 West
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jason Stibich specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Brandon, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Stibich is 4.5 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. Stibich accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $109 - $133
  • Medicare Cost: $51 - $63

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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.