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

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Labrador highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in preventive care and cosmetic skin treatment. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Labrador is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital (Georgia). Dr. Labrador is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Care, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $135
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Robert L Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, knee ligament injury, and sports health. Dr. Swiggett takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Swiggett's medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners. He honors 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 Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Davis attended Duke University School of Medicine.

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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; Suite 101
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Mixa is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mixa include knee problems, hallux valgus (big toe bunion), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mixa accepts. Before performing 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 attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Hallux Valgus, Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He speaks French. Dr. Albert is especially interested in knee problems, arthritis, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Albert is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia. His training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Children's Hospital. 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: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, MRI

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $189 - $191
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $57
Dr. Howard W Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
709 16th Street North; Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists - 16th Street
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sharf's areas of clinical interest consist of spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. 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 MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $311
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Jeffrey Lee Tedder, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5015 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tedder practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tedder's areas of expertise include sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena 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. Dr. Tedder graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $638
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Danya A Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Godoy-Hung speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. She studied medicine at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Godoy-Hung completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 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. Godoy-Hung accepts.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Menon include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Dr. Menon obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, 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 C Hirshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
603 7th Street South; Suite 450
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Hirshorn's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hirshorn has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirshorn include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirshorn attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Hirshorn (or staff) speaks Lao and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 97
  • Charge (avg.): $408
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $70
Dr. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Yi has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. 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, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 192
  • Charge (avg.): $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58
Dr. Fadi Elias Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
1839 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Saba specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and stroke. Dr. Saba takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Saba (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Saba is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Dementia, Diabetes, Stroke, Hospital Care

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $101
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Pagano graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. 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. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $177 - $219
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57 - $70
Dr. Julio A Gonzalez-Paoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli practices adult rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz specializes in adult rheumatology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lugo Ruiz's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. She graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lugo Ruiz 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $90
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57

Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burns honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Burns is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Problems, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Hip Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $330
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62

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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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