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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 is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Tandatnick is a graduate of Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). For his residency, Dr. Tandatnick trained at Westchester Medical Center. 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. He is 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Before performing his residency at Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Tambay attended B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Tambay is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tambay's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaiafas include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Kaiafas is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He accepts 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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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. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rullanbidot 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). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. Dr. Botwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Botwin's education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. 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.

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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
Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen practices adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosen is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. 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
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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
13117 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ihab Labatia practices spinal cord injury medicine. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Labatia attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He 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 St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Sankoorikal average 2.5 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. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Sankoorikal attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He accepts 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 the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Yu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks 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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Levin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levin's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Levin takes 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 MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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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 physiatrist in Clearwater, FL. Patients rated Dr. Torres highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres accepts. Dr. Torres graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coleman attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Coleman trained at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Hospital. Dr. Chen has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Youngblood accepts. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Youngblood's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patients gave Dr. Bouchlas an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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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.