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Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Cottrell is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. Dr. Cottrell's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 272
  • Charge (avg.): $120
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Zuerndorfer average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zuerndorfer's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $351
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Richard Victor Abdo, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Abdo works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and foot and ankle surgeon in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abdo's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Abdo average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Abdo has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $433
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59
Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Morris honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Morris studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 160
  • Charge (avg.): $366 - $418
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60 - $67
Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among Dr. Whiddon's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Whiddon's medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon honors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 100
  • Charge (avg.): $148
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen is an adult rheumatology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Rosen completed a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 119
  • Charge (avg.): $115 - $151
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $67
Dr. Nishin Sudhakar Tambay, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nishin Tambay is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is especially interested in back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Tambay is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. For his residency, Dr. Tambay trained at Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tambay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Concussion, Trigger Point Injections, Pain Management, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 139
  • Charge (avg.): $111
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Donnelly attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Donnelly is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Bursitis, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $148
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $56
Dr. Scott Marshall Wisotsky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Wisotsky, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wisotsky's clinical interests encompass hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wisotsky accepts. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 195
  • Charge (avg.): $84 - $108
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $64
Dr. Scott A Webb, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Webb's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, back pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Webb studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Webb trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webb honors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1417 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Kamath attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Rodger Wallace, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wallace is a family practitioner in Largo, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Wallace is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Wallace's hospital/clinic affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes 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 Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Back Pain, Colporrhaphy, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $137
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58
James Russell Lowrey
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2521 Countryside Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Lowrey's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Lowrey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Lowrey completed a residency program at Cambridge Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $104 - $113
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $67
Dr. Demetrios Nicholas Kaiafas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Demetrios Kaiafas works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaiafas's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kaiafas graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Kaiafas is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Compression Fractures, Facet Injection, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Shingles, Epidural ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $326
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65
Dr. David P Thompson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Thompson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Patient reviews placed him 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. Thompson accepts. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Trigger ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 188
  • Charge (avg.): $109
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58
Dr. Anthony Ngo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2086 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Ngo is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Ngo attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $130
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60

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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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