We found 49 providers matching joint injections and who accept BlueCare near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Godoy-Hung's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Godoy-Hung is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Jennifer Burns is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Burns's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Burns attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli's 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli is 5.0 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. Gonzalez-Paoli takes. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is a graduate of Ibero-American University (UNIBE). For her professional training, Dr. Lugo Ruiz completed a residency program at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $90
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Patients gave Dr. Torres an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $137
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58
Dr. Neil James Ellis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Ellis is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include pain management. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with St. Anthony's 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. Ellis attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Shands at the University of Florida.

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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

Specializes in Physiatry
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-205
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Gupta practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Gupta's residency was performed at Medical College Baroda. 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.

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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 specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perera is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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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. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sharf's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $311
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herrick's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $235
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46
Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Davis's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Davis 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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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. George H Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Canizares trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Canizares average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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)

Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Mixa is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mixa include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Mixa attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), joint injections

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 433
  • Charge (avg.): $18 - $96
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $62
Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan specializes in general internal medicine. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Ananthakrishnan speaks Tamil and Malayalam.

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All Interests: Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Menon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Menon is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Menon's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Menon graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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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: 98
  • Charge (avg.): $131 - $288
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65 - $154
Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Swiggett's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Swiggett performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. 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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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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