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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Sharf attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sharf is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Herrick's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. 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. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. 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. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program.

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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. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mixa at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mixa speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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. Danya Alida Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Godoy-Hung is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. She is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She 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. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Godoy-Hung attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish.

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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. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pagano graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Pagano is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $177 - $219
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57 - $70
Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Swiggett is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Albert completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Albert's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

Dr. Fadi Saba sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. In his practice, Dr. Saba focuses on hospital care. The average patient rating for Dr. Saba is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saba accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Saba 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. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kurtsikidze include hospital care. Dr. Kurtsikidze's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. She graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University and then she performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Kurtsikidze speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

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

Dr. Bhagwat Patel is a nephrologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed residency programs 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. Hemant Ratilal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7047 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Desai is a general internist in Pinellas Park, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai accepts. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Surat, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks 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)

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 graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Menon's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Menon honors. Dr. Menon is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn works as an orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Hirshorn average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirshorn include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hirshorn is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirshorn accepts. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency.

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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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bramlet takes. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ian Klein's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. Dr. Klein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $48
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40

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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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