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Dr. Nishin Sudhakar Tambay, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nishin Tambay sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tambay include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Tambay takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended B.J. Medical College, Pune and then went on to complete his residency at Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Tambay (or staff) is conversant in 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 a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Kaiafas attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He 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. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Rosen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for 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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Rullanbidot speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. She attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rullanbidot trained at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Rullanbidot's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rullanbidot honors.

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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). Dr. Botwin studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Botwin include 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. In addition to English, Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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
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Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
13117 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ihab Labatia works as a spinal cord injury specialist. Dr. Labatia is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Sankoorikal is conversant in Malayalam. His areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sankoorikal has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. 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 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Brown's practice, she is particularly interested in back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Brown attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Brown is conversant in 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
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Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Clearwater, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lox average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Lox's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Lox graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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 works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Yu attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Levin's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levin honors 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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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). Dr. Torres speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Torres an average rating of 4.0 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.

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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 sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Coleman is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Coleman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at New York Hospital for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Youngblood's medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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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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.