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

Dr. Michael Whitworth's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Whitworth attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. He honors 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: 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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Trimble 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Trimble include trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. Patients gave Dr. Trimble an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $305 - $990
  • Medicare Cost: $74 - $214
Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Labrador include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Labrador's office for an appointment. He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $135
  • Medicare Cost: $62
Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and a graduate of UPMC Shadyside's residency program. Dr. Ananthakrishnan speaks Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is professionally 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 is an internist. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Santos's areas of expertise include the following: 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. His 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. Dr. Sarai graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then she performed her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarai include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. She takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

Ian Charles Klein
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7331 9th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ian Klein is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Klein's clinical interests include diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He 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
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1849 Bayou Grande Boulevard, Ne
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Billys sees patients in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Billys is a graduate of 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Billys accepts.

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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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Newan a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Newan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

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. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Saint Petersbrug, FL. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abady include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and joint injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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, Wounds, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Joint ... (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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. Dr. Kamath's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Neifeld is a general internist and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Neifeld's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Neifeld 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 is conversant in German.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Oberbeck is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts 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: 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 specialty is general internal medicine. 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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Nowacki's patients. Dr. Nowacki 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. 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, Endotracheal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • Medicare Cost: $61
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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel practices general internal medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Bhargava-Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Bhargava-Patel trained at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $85
  • Medicare Cost: $61
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Specializes in Family Medicine
630 Pasadena Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Murray specializes in family medicine. Dr. Murray studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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. He has received the distinction of 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.