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

Dr. Kenneth Botwin is a physiatrist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Botwin include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botwin accepts. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 158
  • Charge (avg.): $219 - $858
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $50 - $199
Dr. Thanh Thien Le, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 215
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Dr. Le's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Le graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nishin Tambay practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tambay include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tambay takes. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune and residency at Sassoon General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tambay's professional 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 227
  • Charge (avg.): $111 - $817
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $163
Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rosen trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 133
  • Charge (avg.): $115 - $273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $89
Dr. Carl A Tandatnick, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carl Tandatnick is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Tandatnick attended Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) for medical school. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 97
  • Charge (avg.): $137 - $493
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $168
Dr. Dennis Marshall Lox, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox works as a rehabilitation physician in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Lox average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing 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, Dr. Lox attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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. Demetrios Nicholas Kaiafas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Demetrios Kaiafas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaiafas include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Kaiafas 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. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Kaiafas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is conversant in 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $326 - $971
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65 - $196
Dr. Francisco M Torres, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Torres is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torres's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torres studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $37 - $587
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $164

Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
13117 66th Street
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ihab Labatia's specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. He attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Labatia honors 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 St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $526
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $164
Dr. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is affiliated with BayCare Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rullanbidot obtained her medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency 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)

Dr. Robert William Levin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite D2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. Patient reviews placed Dr. Levin at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for his residency. Dr. Levin's hospital/clinic 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 278
  • Charge (avg.): $100 - $300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $45 - $170
Dr. Susan L Zito, MPH, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito is a rheumatologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Zito average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zito studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zito's medical residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Hand Pain, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 249
  • Charge (avg.): $31 - $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $61
Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors 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, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Craig Schwartz is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Harry Wilks' specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wilks attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $141
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $49

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Pain Relief Centers Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Friedman's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Friedman attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Selective Nerve Root Block, Facet Injection, Peripheral Nerve Block, Epidural ... (Read more)

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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.
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