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Dr. Thanh Thien Le, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 215
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Dr. Le has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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) in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Tambay is especially interested in back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Tambay attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Tambay is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Carl Tandatnick practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Largo, FL. Dr. Tandatnick is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). He trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tandatnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Kenneth Botwin works as a rehabilitation physician in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Botwin has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Kaiafas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Adam Rosen sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rosen speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 133
  • Charge (avg.): $115 - $273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $89
Dr. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Clearwater, FL. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Ihab Labatia's area of specialization is spinal cord injury medicine. 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 graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. 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

Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among Dr. Lox's clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained 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 for residency. Dr. Lox has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Christine Jeanette Weot, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christine Weot practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. Dr. Weot graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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 graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Torres's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Torres is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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
Dr. Michael Kevin Coleman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
901 Clearwater Largo Road N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Coleman works as a physiatrist in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Coleman 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 Gold. 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. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Robert Levin practices adult rheumatology in Dunedin, FL and Clearwater, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Levin's clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, 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. Levin honors. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Levin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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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. 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). His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Yu attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan.

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

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

Dr. Craig Schwartz sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Susan Leesa Zito, MPH, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Zito is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zito is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is 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

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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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