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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 320
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Whitworth is an interventional pain specialist. His 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. Dr. Whitworth accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. He has a special interest in diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Klein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Geetha Kamath practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kamath at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Kamath focuses on bone marrow aspiration. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic Bladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Siedlecki specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Siedlecki's areas of expertise include kidney problems and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siedlecki takes. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Siedlecki is professionally affiliated with 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, Burns, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 65th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a family medicine practitioner in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Labrador average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Labrador is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $135
  • Medicare Cost: $62
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1849 Bayou Grande Boulevard, Ne
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Billys is a hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Billys studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Duke University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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: 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 an adult pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's areas of expertise include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Newan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Burns, Transbronchial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Trimble works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Trimble's clinical interests include trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Trimble honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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).

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Clinical Interests: Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Pain, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $305
  • Medicare Cost: $74
Dr. Kirti G Bhargava-Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Bhargava-Patel trained at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Bhargava-Patel's average rating from her patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $85
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include diabetes, cryotherapy, and pituitary disorders. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. In addition to English, Dr. Nair speaks French. He is professionally 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, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wayne Garcia practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tierra Verde, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia takes. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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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. Dr. Nowacki studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For Dr. Nowacki's professional training, Dr. Nowacki completed a residency program at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Nowacki has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Nowacki's patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nowacki accepts. 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, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • 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 practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shastri takes. His professional affiliations include 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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Specializes in Family Medicine
630 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Murray's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Murray honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Confident accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Confident graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Confident (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Confident's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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.