We found 12 providers matching joint injections and who accept BlueSelect Essential 1452 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Labrador accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He trained at Bayfront Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Depression, Headache, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $135
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Ian Charles Klein
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7331 9th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ian Klein specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. Dr. Klein is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Foot Surgery, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Peripheral Neuropathy, Endoscopy, Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $48
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40
Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan is an internist. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General 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. Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at UPMC Shadyside. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil and Malayalam.

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

Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan is a pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. He has a special interest in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Newan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5767 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kamath's clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College and a graduate of Helene Fuld Medical Center's residency program. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6500 38th Ave N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck practices family medicine in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Oberbeck takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. For his residency, Dr. Santos trained at The Miriam Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos takes.

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Robert Abady
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1001 37th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Abady's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Abady is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and joint injections. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Abady trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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All Interests: Auto Injuries, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Wounds, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel is a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhargava-Patel 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. For her residency, Dr. Bhargava-Patel trained at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Bhargava-Patel is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $85
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Abey Sarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abey Sarai is an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. She attended T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then went on to complete her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarai include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Kenneth Arthur Neifeld, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Neifeld's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Neifeld is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Neifeld's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Neifeld is conversant in German.

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Dr. Mark A Nowacki, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 4j
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Mark Nowacki specializes in general internal medicine and practices in South Pasadena, FL. Patients rated Dr. Nowacki highly, giving Dr. Nowacki an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowacki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nowacki's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Nowacki is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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All Interests: Paracentesis, Ear Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, Nose Problems, Endotracheal ... (Read more)

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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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