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

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Godoy-Hung is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $133 - $325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $193
Dr. Thanh Thien Le, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le is a rehabilitation physician and interventional pain specialist. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Le completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio A Gonzalez-Paoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a rheumatologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is a graduate of Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Lugo Ruiz trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital for residency. She honors 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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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' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Burns's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. The average patient rating for Dr. Burns 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. Burns accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All 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: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $330 - $1,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62 - $178
Dr. Neil James Ellis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Ellis works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include pain management. Dr. Ellis's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. Dr. Ellis 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: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $805
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $128
Dr. Arnaldo Torres, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres is an adult rheumatology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Dr. Torres takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Back Pain, Osteoporosis, Joint Injections

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $137
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Friedman, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Friedman speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Selective Nerve Root Block, Facet Injection, Peripheral Nerve Block, Epidural ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitabh P Gupta, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5800 49th Street North; Suite S205
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Gupta is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include nerve conduction studies (NCS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital (Georgia). After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). 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: Nerve Conduction Studies

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 200
  • Charge (avg.): $20 - $176
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $88

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sardha Perera sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Perera's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Perera honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $241 - $598
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63 - $95
Dr. Christine Jeanette Weot, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospital Medicine, Other
1609 Pasadena Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christine Weot works as a physiatrist and hospitalist. Her clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Weot attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Weot is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a physician who specializes in family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In Dr. Labrador's practice, he is particularly interested in preventive care and cosmetic skin treatment. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital (Georgia). His education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Labrador is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, knee ligament injury, and sports health. Dr. Swiggett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Davis completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All 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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mixa include knee problems, hallux valgus (big toe bunion), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. Mixa's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and 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. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All 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: 433
  • Charge (avg.): $18 - $96
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $62
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a physician who specializes in hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrick accepts. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Herrick (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $235
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46

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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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