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We found 10 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay HMO PD 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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson accepts. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurtsikidze include hospital care. Dr. Kurtsikidze's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Kurtsikidze honors Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. After attending Tbilisi State Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. She speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, ... (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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow aspiration. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamath is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamath is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kamath obtained her medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed 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: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic Bladder ... (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 and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. In his practice, Dr. Siedlecki focuses on kidney problems and dialysis. Dr. Siedlecki is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Siedlecki attended medical school at the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. He accepts 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: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Lauren Marie Natoli, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Natoli is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Natoli's clinical interests: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Depression, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Substance Abuse, Abdominal Paracentesis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Mittal, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 105n
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Mittal specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. After attending S.N. Medical College, Agra for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. 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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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wayne Garcia's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Leo R Teytelbaum, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite #350
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Leo Teytelbaum's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He speaks Russian. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Teytelbaum is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Riga Stradins University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Teytelbaum completed a residency program at Booth Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Teytelbaum a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Teytelbaum 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: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, ... (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 an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Shastri accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His professional affiliations include 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)

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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.