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We found 17 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Ali's 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. He graduated from the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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, Tracheal ... (Read more)

Dr. Nino Otto Kurtsikidze, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nino Kurtsikidze sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. She attended Tbilisi State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Kurtsikidze focuses on hospital care. Dr. Kurtsikidze is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kurtsikidze is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Hemant Desai specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Surat, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Desai is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

Dr. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, Joint ... (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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a special interest in diabetes, general care, and alzheimer's disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Polish. He is professionally 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. Rakesh Mittal, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 105n
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Mittal practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of S.N. Medical College, Agra and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mittal takes. 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. Dr. Mittal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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: , 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Siedlecki's clinical interests include kidney problems and dialysis. He 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 attended medical school at the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siedlecki trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Polish. He is 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, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiritkumar D Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7047 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Kiritkumar Patel is a Pinellas Park, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests encompass geriatric health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with 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, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Govindan Nair specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Nair is conversant in French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, cryotherapy, and pituitary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair honors.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Lauren Natoli practices general internal medicine in Seminole, FL. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Natoli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Wayne Garcia is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 practices general internal medicine. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Riga Stradins University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Booth Memorial Hospital. Dr. Teytelbaum has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Teytelbaum's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic 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, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francisco Gomez's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Dr. Gomez has a special interest in lumbar puncture. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital. He graduated from the University of Antioquia Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Consultation, Lumbar Puncture, Counseling Services

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

Dr. Lalitha Jacob is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Jacob's 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: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Intraoperative Monitoring, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (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. Dr. Confident is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Confident honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Confident attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Confident (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French.

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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.