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We found 107 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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Largo, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Le attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include 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. Carl Aaron Tandatnick, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carl Tandatnick is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Largo, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tandatnick's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and residency at Westchester Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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

Dr. Christine Weot works as a rehabilitation physician in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. Her clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Weot is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weot accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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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' 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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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Neuromuscular Disorders, Sciatica, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Louis Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Digiovanni sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Digiovanni's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Susan Zito's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Zito has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Zito's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $31 - $200
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $61
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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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.