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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. Dr. Mixa is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Mixa's medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Mixa is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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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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. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. His professional 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. Danya A Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Godoy-Hung a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include pain management. She is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Godoy-Hung attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Godoy-Hung 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. 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. Dr. Menon's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating 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 HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Menon speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Swiggett is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Swiggett is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. 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 Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Albert completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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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. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Kurtsikidze has indicated that her clinical interests include hospital care. Patient ratings for Dr. Kurtsikidze average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tbilisi State Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Kurtsikidze completed a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kurtsikidze's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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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 is an internal medicine hospitalist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Saba is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in hospital care. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saba honors. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland's residency program. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Howard Sharf is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Sharf's clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. 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. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sharf is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Ian Klein works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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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 practices adult nephrology. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel's training includes residency programs at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General 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, Joint ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Hirshorn highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirshorn include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paul Pagano is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. 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. Pagano attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pagano trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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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. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Newan is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newan has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Newan is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French.

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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. Nandkishor Navnital Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nandkishor Shah practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in diabetes, general care, and alzheimer's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor, Abdominal Paracentesis, Electrocardiogram, Foreign Body Removal, ... (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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