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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaiafas 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 HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaiafas graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kaiafas speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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. 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 (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tambay's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school and subsequently trained at Sassoon General Hospital for residency. Dr. Tambay takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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. Kenneth Philip Botwin, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Botwin practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Botwin's areas of expertise consist of back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Botwin attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rullanbidot include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rullanbidot average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rullanbidot accepts. She attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rullanbidot speaks Spanish.

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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. Antony George Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sankoorikal completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Sankoorikal's areas of expertise consist of fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Sankoorikal has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal's professional 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
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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
13117 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ihab Labatia is a specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Labatia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. 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
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Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Lox's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lox attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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

Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in 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, who practices in Dunedin, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levin 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. Levin is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Levin trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is professionally affiliated with 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' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Torres is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Lee Ann Ann Brown, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
28050 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Leeann Brown is a physiatrist in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic 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. Brown takes. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brown's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $250 - $750
  • Medicare Cost: $64 - $197
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. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mary Youngblood is a rheumatologist in Largo, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Youngblood honors. Dr. Youngblood graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bouchlas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $212
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Craig Alan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Schwartz specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.