We found 11 providers matching joint aspiration and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Labrador accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He trained at Bayfront Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Depression, Headache, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $135
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Ian Charles Klein
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7331 9th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ian Klein specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. Dr. Klein is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Foot Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Peripheral Neuropathy, Endoscopy, Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $48
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40
Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan is a pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. He has a special interest in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Newan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Siedlecki Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Siedlecki practices adult nephrology in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is especially interested in kidney problems and dialysis. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Siedlecki takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Siedlecki attended medical school at the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siedlecki is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5767 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kamath's clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College and a graduate of Helene Fuld Medical Center's residency program. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel is a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhargava-Patel 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. For her residency, Dr. Bhargava-Patel trained at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Bhargava-Patel is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $85
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, pituitary disorders, and cryosurgery. Dr. Nair is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Nair's residency was performed at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Jesus Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Garcia's specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garcia's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Garcia obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Nowacki, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 4j
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Mark Nowacki specializes in general internal medicine and practices in South Pasadena, FL. Patients rated Dr. Nowacki highly, giving Dr. Nowacki an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowacki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nowacki's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Nowacki is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Ear Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, Nose Problems, Endotracheal ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard Confident, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Confident's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Confident 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. Dr. Confident attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Confident (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Confident is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Ear Foreign Body Removal, Family Planning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5800 49th Street N; Suite 108s
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Shastri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shastri is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (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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