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Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bansal welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 132
  • Uninsured Cost: $104 - $137
  • Medicare Cost: $48 - $60
Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Morris's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He accepts 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 the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Morris's residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist 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

  • Medicare Volume: 160
  • Uninsured Cost: $366 - $418
  • Medicare Cost: $60 - $67
Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Zuerndorfer is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zuerndorfer trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $351
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He speaks Spanish. He is accepting 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

  • Medicare Volume: 272
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • Medicare Cost: $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. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdo include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Abdo a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Abdo has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $433
  • Medicare Cost: $59
Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Piazza trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Piazza average 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. Piazza honors.

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Clinical Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 148
  • Uninsured Cost: $452
  • Medicare Cost: $59
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. Dr. Whiddon's areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is 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

  • Medicare Volume: 100
  • Uninsured Cost: $148
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. Anup Natwarlal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
908 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anup Desai's specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Desai's clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and geriatric health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Dr. Desai attended Government Medical College for medical school. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Arrhythmias, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $85
  • Medicare Cost: $57
Dr. Nishin Sudhakar Tambay, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nishin Tambay is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Tambay's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Tambay completed his residency training at Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Tambay (or staff) is conversant in 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

  • Medicare Volume: 139
  • Uninsured Cost: $111
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. John Early Kilgore, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Kilgore is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kilgore at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kilgore attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 392
  • Uninsured Cost: $112
  • Medicare Cost: $59
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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Donnelly include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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. Donnelly graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $148
  • Medicare Cost: $56
Dr. Michael Lee Rothberg, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Rothberg is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rothberg include back pain, trigger point injections, and hand problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rothberg graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $108
  • Medicare Cost: $60
Michael Scott Werner
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Werner specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Werner trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospital at Saddle Brook for residency. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $104
  • Medicare Cost: $45
Dr. Demetrios Nicholas Kaiafas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Demetrios Kaiafas is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kaiafas's clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaiafas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $326
  • Medicare Cost: $65
Dr. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rullanbidot include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rullanbidot honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $115 - $151
  • Medicare Cost: $46 - $60
Dr. Kenneth Philip Botwin, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Botwin is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Botwin is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Botwin include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Botwin obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He honors 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: Auto Injuries, Neck Problems, Back Pain, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $219
  • Medicare Cost: $50

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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.