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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 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: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $133 - $325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $193
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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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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ellis attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include pain management. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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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' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Torres a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Amitabh Gupta's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in nerve conduction studies (NCS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gupta graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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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 is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Perera is in-network 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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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist in Trinity, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Weot include knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Weot is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Weot completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

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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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 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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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 specialist in hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herrick graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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
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

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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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