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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
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
Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan is a general internist. She 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 Stanley Medical College. Dr. Ananthakrishnan trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. She speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

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

Dr. Gregorio Santos' specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. Dr. Santos's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. 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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santos's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abey Sarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abey Sarai's specialty is adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Sarai's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. She studied medicine at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her professional training, Dr. Sarai completed residency programs at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. She 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Alzheimer's Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Abady's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Saint Petersbrug, FL. Dr. Abady's areas of expertise include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and joint injections. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abady accepts. He completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Abady is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Klein is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Peripheral Neuropathy, Joint Injections

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $48
  • Medicare Cost: $40
Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 65th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a family practice physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave Dr. Labrador an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $135
  • Medicare Cost: $62
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1849 Bayou Grande Boulevard, Ne
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Billys is a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Billys attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Duke University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $232 - $1,892
  • Medicare Cost: $69 - $115
Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Newan average 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Newan is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Newan (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

Dr. Kirti G Bhargava-Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel works as a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bhargava-Patel's medical residency was performed 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. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $85
  • Medicare Cost: $61
Dr. Kenneth Arthur Neifeld, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Neifeld's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Neifeld's clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Neifeld completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks German. Dr. Neifeld is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Nutrition Counseling, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Geriatric Health, Joint Injections, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Oberbeck is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She 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. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Flu Shot, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, HPV, Fractures, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Nowacki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Nowacki's patients gave Dr. Nowacki an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nowacki takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nowacki studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For Dr. Nowacki's professional training, Dr. Nowacki completed a residency program at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Nowacki is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • Medicare Cost: $61
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Specializes in Family Medicine
630 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Murray works as a family medicine practitioner in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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 graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Murray has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $105
  • Medicare Cost: $58

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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.