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Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sharf's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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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Clinical Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $311
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herrick's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $235
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46
Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Davis's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Davis is in-network 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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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $353
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pagano include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for 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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Clinical Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Cervical Artificial Disc ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $177 - $219
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57 - $70
Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Mixa is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mixa include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Mixa attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Clinical Interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 419
  • Charge (avg.): $75 - $96
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $43 - $62
Dr. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Albert obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He is in-network 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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Clinical Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $189 - $191
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $57
Dr. Danya A Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Godoy-Hung's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Godoy-Hung is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Sanjay Menon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Menon is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Menon's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Menon graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $131
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65
Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Swiggett's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Swiggett performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He 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.

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Clinical Interests: Leg Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze's specialty is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Kurtsikidze is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hospital care. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tbilisi State Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Kurtsikidze's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

Dr. Fadi Elias Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Saba practices adult hospital medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hospital care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saba takes. Before performing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Dr. Saba attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Massage, Physical Therapy Treatment, Chiropractic Therapy, Ultrasound, Hospital Care, Weight ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $101
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Hemant Ratilal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7047 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Desai practices general internal medicine. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Surat, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

Ian Charles Klein
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7331 9th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ian Klein is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Klein's clinical interests include diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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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. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

Dr. Kurt C Hirshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirshorn include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirshorn honors. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Atlanta Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hirshorn's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 97
  • Charge (avg.): $408
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $70
Dr. Dale Gene Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Dale Bramlet is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Bramlet has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Clinical Interests: Leg Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bursitis, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $210
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59

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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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