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Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Morris's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. William Cottrell, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 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. Cottrell accepts. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cottrell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer's clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He 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. 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.

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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 is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Abdo average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdo include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Abdo 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 welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abdo include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He speaks Spanish.

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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. 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). His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Tambay is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Tambay attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Donnelly's areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Donnelly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese.

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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. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Whiddon's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Whiddon is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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. Anup Natwarlal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anup Desai works as an internist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. Before completing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $85
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57
Dr. Scott Marshall Wisotsky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Wisotsky's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wisotsky's clinical interests: hand problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Wisotsky attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Clinical Interests: Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 195
  • Charge (avg.): $84 - $108
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $64
Dr. Demetrios Nicholas Kaiafas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Demetrios Kaiafas is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Kaiafas 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. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Kaiafas is professionally 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. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosen is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rosen is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Scott A Webb, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Webb works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Webb's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, back pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James Russell Lowrey, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2521 Countryside Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Lowrey is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Lowrey's residency was performed at Cambridge Hospital. He honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $104 - $113
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $67
Dr. David Paul Thompson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Thompson's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thompson attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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: 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. Robert William Levin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
646 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin practices adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Levin's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. Dr. Levin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Rheumatic Diseases, Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 237
  • Charge (avg.): $100 - $125
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $45 - $67
Dr. Paul Rodger Wallace, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Wallace specializes in family medicine. Dr. Wallace's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include back pain, herpes, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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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

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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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