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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Peterson is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. He 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. He is 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 Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Kurtsikidze a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in hospital care. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurtsikidze attended Tbilisi State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kamath at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Kamath focuses on bone marrow aspiration. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Kamath attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kamath (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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. After attending the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Siedlecki's areas of expertise include kidney problems and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siedlecki takes. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. Dr. Siedlecki is professionally affiliated with 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, Burns, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Newan is an adult pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's areas of expertise include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Newan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a general internist. Dr. Natoli's clinical interests include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Natoli takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. He attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra. For his residency, Dr. Mittal trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He honors 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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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 practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tierra Verde, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia takes. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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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 is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Teytelbaum has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Riga Stradins University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Booth Memorial Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Teytelbaum speaks Russian. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shastri takes. 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.