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We found 16 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
5454 Central Avenue; Suite A
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Research, Burns, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant Ratilal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7047 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Desai is a general internist. Dr. Desai takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Surat and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic ... (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. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel is a specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Nandkishor Navnitlal Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6450 38th Avenue N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nandkishor Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include diabetes, general care, and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. His training includes residency programs at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Polish. Dr. Shah is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor, Abdominal Paracentesis, Electrocardiogram, Foreign Body Removal, ... (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. Kiritkumar D Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7047 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Kiritkumar Patel specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include geriatric health. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, 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. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, cryotherapy, and pituitary disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Dr. Nair attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue North; Suite 1-a
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Gomez is an adult infectious disease specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomez include lumbar puncture. Dr. Gomez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gomez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Consultation, Lumbar Puncture, Counseling Services

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. Lalitha E Jacob, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6229 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Lalitha Jacob is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacob graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Her training includes residency programs at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Intraoperative Monitoring, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Consultation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leonard Confident is a family medicine physician. Dr. Confident accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Confident graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Confident (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Confident's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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.