We found 15 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Labrador is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labrador include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Labrador is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $135
  • Medicare Cost: $62
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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 320
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Whitworth's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitworth takes. Dr. Whitworth's education and training includes medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $197
  • Medicare Cost: $47
Ian Charles Klein
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7331 9th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ian Klein practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is especially interested in diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Peripheral Neuropathy, Joint Injections

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $48
  • Medicare Cost: $40
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1849 Bayou Grande Boulevard, Ne
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Billys practices hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Duke University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Billys an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $232
  • Medicare Cost: $69
Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan is a specialist in adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Newan is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Geetha Kamath is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Kamath has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider 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)

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. His areas of expertise consist of kidney problems and dialysis. He honors 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 Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Siedlecki attended the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Polish. Dr. Siedlecki's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

Dr. Gerald Edward Trimble, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
603 7th Street South; Suite 340
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Trimble practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trimble is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Trimble is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $305
  • Medicare Cost: $74
Dr. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair works as an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include diabetes, cryotherapy, and pituitary disorders. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. In addition to English, Dr. Nair speaks French. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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 is a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Garcia performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Restless Leg Syndrome, 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 sees patients in South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Mark Nowacki's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Nowacki an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowacki takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nowacki graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For Dr. Nowacki's residency, Dr. Nowacki trained 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • Medicare Cost: $61
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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel is a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her residency was performed at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bhargava-Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $85
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5800 49th Street N; Suite 108s
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri works as an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shastri is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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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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Specializes in Family Medicine
630 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Murray's area of specialization is family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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. Murray has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $105
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Leonard Confident, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Confident's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Confident is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Confident honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Confident attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Confident (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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