We found 62 providers matching joint injections and who accept BlueCare near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Godoy-Hung attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. 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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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
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns' specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. She practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Burns 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, she performed her residency 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

  • 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 area of specialization is 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. Whitworth takes. Dr. Whitworth's education and training includes medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $197 - $964
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $152
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kazi Hassan works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hassan is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hassan attended Dhaka Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $235
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz practices adult rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then she performed her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $90
  • Medicare Cost: $57
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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli 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 Physiatry
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-205
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Gupta's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Gupta takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Medical College Baroda. He is professionally 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 in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trimble 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 graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Trimble is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $305 - $990
  • Medicare Cost: $74 - $214
Dr. Arnaldo Torres, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres practices adult rheumatology in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Torres include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating 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. Torres accepts. He is professionally 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
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sardha Perera is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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 a graduate of 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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. 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. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of Shands at the University of Florida's residency program. 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
Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. 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. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sharf speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. He 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
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Herrick completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $235
  • Medicare Cost: $46
Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Davis graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Davis has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $353
  • Medicare Cost: $63
Dr. George Hubert Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Canizares speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Canizares is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $39 - $363
  • Medicare Cost: $13 - $64

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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.