We found 109 providers matching joint injections and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Largo, FL.

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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 is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Le's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. 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. He 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 the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include 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. Carl Aaron Tandatnick, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carl Tandatnick is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Tandatnick is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and residency at Westchester 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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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Tambay's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Tambay completed his residency training at Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Tambay (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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. These areas are among Dr. Kaiafas's clinical interests: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaiafas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, 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. Eugenia R Rullan-Bidot, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rullanbidot include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rullanbidot honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Kenneth Botwin is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Botwin is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Botwin include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Botwin obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Rosen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His areas of expertise 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Labatia trained 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 is a physiatrist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Lox accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently 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. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weot include knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Weot takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Weot trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Michael Kevin Coleman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
901 Clearwater Largo Road N
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Coleman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman honors. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Coleman attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Levin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin accepts. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Levin 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. Susan Leesa Zito, MPH, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Zito's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zito takes 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: Knee Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Hand Pain, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $31 - $200
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $61
Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. 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. 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $122
  • Medicare Cost: $52
Dr. Francisco Manuel Torres, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Torres sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Torres studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Robert Louis Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Digiovanni's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center 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. Digiovanni accepts. Dr. Digiovanni attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Raynaud's, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 124
  • Uninsured Cost: $31 - $200
  • Medicare Cost: $13 - $66

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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.