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We found 73 providers matching joint injections and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Thanh Thien Le, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine and practices in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Le has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In addition to English, Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin 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. Danya Alida Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Godoy-Hung average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Godoy-Hung include pain management. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Godoy-Hung is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $133 - $325
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $193
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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 307
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She is affiliated with Avista Adventist Hospital. Dr. Burns is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Burns completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $330 - $1,650
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $178
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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 320
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Whitworth's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Whitworth graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $197 - $964
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $152
Dr. Julio A Gonzalez-Paoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli specializes in adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $129
  • Medicare Cost: $60
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kazi Hassan is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Hassan's training includes a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $235
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Amitabh Premswarup Gupta, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-205
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Gupta is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Gupta 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. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at Medical College Baroda. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 200
  • Uninsured Cost: $20 - $176
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $88
Dr. Gerald Edward Trimble, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
603 7th Street South; Suite 340
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Trimble practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Trimble's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Trimble include trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Trigger Point Injections, Pain ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $305 - $990
  • Medicare Cost: $74 - $214
Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street North; Suite 2e
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Lugo Ruiz speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital for residency. She 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

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $90
  • Medicare Cost: $57
Dr. Arnaldo Torres, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Torres include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $137
  • Medicare Cost: $58
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Friedman practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Pinellas Park, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. 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)

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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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perera accepts. Dr. Perera graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $241 - $598
  • Medicare Cost: $63 - $95
Dr. Neil James Ellis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Ellis' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include pain management. Dr. Ellis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $805
  • Medicare Cost: $128
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jose Rivera's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Rivera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $255 - $696
  • Medicare Cost: $65 - $214
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 orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharf include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $311
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez trained at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez 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: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $351
  • Medicare Cost: $63

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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.