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We found 91 providers matching joint injections and who accept Coventry HMO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Carl Aaron Tandatnick, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carl Tandatnick practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Tandatnick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $137 - $493
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $168
Dr. Nishin Sudhakar Tambay, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nishin Tambay practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Tambay attended B.J. Medical College, Pune and then went on to complete his residency at Sassoon General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 227
  • Uninsured Cost: $111 - $817
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $163
Dr. Demetrios Nicholas Kaiafas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Demetrios Kaiafas' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Greek. His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Kaiafas is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Kaiafas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaiafas honors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $326 - $971
  • Medicare Cost: $65 - $196
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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rosen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rosen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $115 - $273
  • Medicare Cost: $46 - $89
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. These areas are among Dr. Rullanbidot's clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rullanbidot attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. Dr. Botwin is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Neck Problems, Back Pain, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 158
  • Uninsured Cost: $219 - $858
  • Medicare Cost: $50 - $199
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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
13117 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ihab Labatia is a physician who specializes in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Labatia is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labatia takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $526
  • Medicare Cost: $164
Dr. Antony George Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal's specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sankoorikal is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sankoorikal's clinical interests include fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. 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. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $30 - $107
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $61
Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He honors 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 Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Yu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $122
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. Robert William Levin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
646 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Levin studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for his residency. His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Levin accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 278
  • Uninsured Cost: $100 - $300
  • Medicare Cost: $45 - $170
Dr. Francisco Manuel Torres, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Torres is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Torres highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Torres honors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $37 - $587
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $164
Dr. Michael Kevin Coleman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
901 Clearwater Largo Road N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Coleman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Coleman attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Neuromuscular Disorders, Sciatica, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Alan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Schwartz works as a rehabilitation physician in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Schwartz attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Hip Problems, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Point Injections, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Chen, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 210
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edward Chen practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Clearwater, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Pain Management, Back Pain, Joint Injections

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $324 - $1,030
  • Medicare Cost: $66 - $206
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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mary Youngblood is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Youngblood studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She 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. She is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $24 - $137
  • Medicare Cost: $13 - $53
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Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Constantine Bouchlas specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Clearwater, FL. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Bouchlas honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $212
  • Medicare Cost: $61

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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.