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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 320
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Whitworth's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Whitworth graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He takes 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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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Trimble's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Trimble include trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ananthakrishnan graduated from Stanley Medical College. She trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Tamil and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 works as a general internist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Santos graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Miriam 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.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist in Kenneth City, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarai include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Sarai attended T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school. She accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 65th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Labrador is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bayfront Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Labrador is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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
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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Abady's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and joint injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. His training includes residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Abady is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan works as a pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Newan's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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

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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 surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Duke University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Billys accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $232 - $1,892
  • Medicare Cost: $69 - $115
Dr. Kirti G Bhargava-Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. She completed her residency training at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She takes 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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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neifeld include diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Neifeld attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He speaks German. He 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberbeck studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
630 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Murray practices family medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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. Before completing his residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Murray attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $105
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Mark A Nowacki, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 4j
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Mark Nowacki's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Nowacki a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowacki accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Nowacki performed Dr. Nowacki's residency 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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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.