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

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include pain management. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Godoy-Hung accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Godoy-Hung speaks Spanish. She 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
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Burns's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Whitworth is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hassan graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then he performed 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. Julio A Gonzalez-Paoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $129
  • Medicare Cost: $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 and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Lugo Ruiz speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then went on to complete her residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $90
  • Medicare Cost: $57
Dr. Gerald Edward Trimble, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
603 7th Street South; Suite 340
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Trimble's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. Dr. Trimble honors 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. For his residency, Dr. Trimble trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Pain, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $305 - $990
  • Medicare Cost: $74 - $214
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Specializes in Physiatry
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-205
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amitabh Gupta sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Northside Hospital. He accepts 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 200
  • Uninsured Cost: $20 - $176
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $88
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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Torres's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Torres attended medical school 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

  • 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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is in-network 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 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ellis has a special interest in pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf 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 attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sharf speaks 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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Herrick 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. 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. His professional 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

  • 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patients gave Dr. Davis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davis trained 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

  • 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Canizares highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. 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. Canizares graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.