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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sharf takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sharf is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador specializes in family medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Labrador speaks Spanish. 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. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Labrador trained at Bayfront Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $135
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Davis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Mixa completed residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mixa average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mixa speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 A Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Godoy-Hung average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Godoy-Hung's clinical interests encompass pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Godoy-Hung trained at Cleveland Clinic for her residency. She is conversant in 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Menon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Menon trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Menon speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Swiggett speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Swiggett graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He takes 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, 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before completing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Albert attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albert takes.

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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. 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. Dr. Pagano is especially interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency 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, in addition to 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. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze practices adult hospital medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurtsikidze include hospital care. Dr. Kurtsikidze is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurtsikidze graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University. She completed her residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Kurtsikidze is conversant in Russian.

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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's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Saba's clinical interests include hospital care. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Saba trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. Dr. Saba (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include 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. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Yi attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Yi speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 192
  • Charge (avg.): $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5015 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tedder's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tedder is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. 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. Before performing his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Tedder attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $638
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Hirshorn's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirshorn takes 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: 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. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5454 Central Avenue; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ali is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before performing his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Ali attended the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Research, Tracheal ... (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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