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Dr. Stanley Robert Dennison Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1125 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Dennison works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennison average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennison include spinal cord stimulator. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Dennison performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,069
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $77
Dr. Hui Zhu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1110 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hui Zhu practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Brandon, FL. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Zhu has a special interest in pain management. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Zhu attended Shandong University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He honors 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: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65
Dr. George S Sidhom, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. George Sidhom specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Spring Hill, FL and Brandon, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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. Sidhom takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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. Michael Claude Burnette, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
500 Vonderburg Drive; West Tower, Suite 214
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Michael Burnette practices adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burnette 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 studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $165
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Hector J Cases, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hector Cases practices interventional pain medicine in Brandon, FL. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cases 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 sees patients in Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is pain medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piszel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to 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; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Milam include ACL injury. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical Interests: ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $197
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Temple Terrace, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hess include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hess accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $148 - $190
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $63
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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. 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 the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $158 - $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $88
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Okun include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Okun 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. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (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
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lopez is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez 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 the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Joint Problems, Hip Problems, MRI, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 126
  • Charge (avg.): $171 - $229
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $70
Dr. George R Cheeseman III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7229 Us Highway 301 S
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. George Cheeseman's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheeseman include cryotherapy, trigger point injections, and adolescent issues. Dr. Cheeseman 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 Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cheeseman (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Cheeseman's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Adolescent Issues, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead sees patients in Brandon, FL, Gibsonton, FL, and Lithia, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Whitehead's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Whitehead's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. R. Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler's areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. 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 the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57
Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Goldsmith's clinical interests: pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldsmith accepts. Dr. Goldsmith attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 115
  • Charge (avg.): $77
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Michael Anthony Miranda, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Michael Miranda is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthroplasty. Dr. Miranda is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Miranda attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Miranda's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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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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