We found 8 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. John Andrew Peterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 505
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Peterson is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Peterson attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , diagnostic lumbar puncture

All Interests: Paracentesis, PET Scan, Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Thoracentesis, MRI, Biopsy, Diagnostic Lumbar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Newan is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Newan is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newan has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Newan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Michael Siedlecki Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Siedlecki specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siedlecki's residency was performed at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems and dialysis. Dr. Siedlecki 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. He speaks Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, ... (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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Kamath's education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. She has a special interest in bone marrow aspiration. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Nair speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nair include diabetes, pituitary disorders, and cryosurgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Dr. Nair is in-network 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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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Wayne Jesus Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Garcia practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Garcia 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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5800 49th Street N; Suite 108s
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Shastri honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard Confident, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Confident's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Confident (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Confident is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Confident studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Confident 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.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Ear Foreign Body Removal, Family Planning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, Lumbar ... (Read more)

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What is a Spinal Puncture?

A spinal puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed through a needle in the back. Cerebrospinal fluid, sometimes also called spinal fluid, surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord. A sample of spinal fluid may be used to diagnose problems of the central nervous system, such as infections or tumors.

Sometimes, large amounts of spinal fluid may build up, a condition called hydrocephalus, leading to increased pressure on the brain. In such cases, removing excess spinal fluid can be therapeutic by relieving symptoms. Therapeutic spinal punctures may also be used to inject medication into the spinal cord to treat cancer or for anesthesia before surgery.

Most often, a spinal puncture is performed in the lower back or lumbar region, called a lumbar puncture. You will usually be positioned on your side while your doctor inserts a hollow needle into your back. A small sample of spinal fluid will be collected, or medication will be injected. If large amounts of spinal fluid need to be removed, a lumbar drain, or thin tube, may be inserted in place of the needle. Following the procedure, the needle or drain will be removed, and the puncture site is closed and covered with a bandage.

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