We found 18 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Overland Park, KS.

Dr. Zachary Seth Collins, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Zachary Collins, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone pain, radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Collins accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Bone Pain, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $422
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72
Dr. Alan Robert Reeves, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Alan Reeves practices vascular & interventional radiology and neuroradiology in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reeves include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), brain aneurysm, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Reeves accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Clinical Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor, Spinal AVM, MRI, Compression Fractures, Biopsy, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $422
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $76
Dr. Jyoti Panicker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer .
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Jyoti Panicker practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. Dr. Panicker's areas of expertise include the following: platelet disorders, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. She trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Panicker (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

All Interests: Platelet Disorders, Intrathecal Chemotherapy, Thyroid Cancer, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest John Madarang, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. E. Madarang is a diagnostic radiologist in Kansas City, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Fairway, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, brain aneurysm, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Dr. Madarang is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madarang takes. Dr. Madarang studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee.

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Clinical Interests: Bone Pain, Fine Needle Aspiration, Kyphoplasty, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Spinal AVM, Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $422
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $75
Dr. Joseph William Lemaster, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Lemaster is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at JPS Health Network. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Lemaster is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey M Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3304 W 86th Street
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a special interest in neurological disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Nerve Block, Nerve Problems, Electroencephalography, Evoked ... (Read more)

Dr. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms-4010, Suite 220b
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birch honors. Dr. Birch is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Long Term Care, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven McLain Lemons, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Steven Lemons is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myelogram (spinal cord imaging), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and percutaneous suprapubic catheter placement. Dr. Lemons accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Lemons is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Bone ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $422
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $75
Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Vail attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Reuben Lehman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 530
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Samuel Lehman's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lehman's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lehman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gillian Natascha Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gillian Schmidt's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include depression, drug allergy, and syncope (fainting). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Schmidt attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Depression, Drug Allergy, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Kazi Ehteshamuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Neurology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 530
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Kazi Syed is a neurologist. Dr. Syed attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include sleep study, bell's palsy, and migraine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Syed accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian Leslie Belson, DO
Specializes in Neurology
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 230
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Ian Belson is an Overland Park, KS physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Belson include seizure disorders, dizziness, and parkinson's disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Osteopathic Hospital's residency program. Dr. Belson is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Nerve Pain, Gait Abnormalities, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Seeley, MD
Specializes in Neurology
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 230
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Seeley specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Seeley include bell's palsy, migraine, and parkinson's disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seeley takes. He is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Hydrocephalus, Bell's Palsy, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Maria Ulloa, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; G056 Delp Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Carol Ulloa practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include the following: visual evoked potential test, lumbar puncture, and syncope (fainting). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ulloa is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ulloa's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Ulloa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Syncope, Epilepsy Surgery, Seizure Disorders, Refractory Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Guzdziol Reilly, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
10600 Mastin St Entrance C
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Laura Reilly specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Olathe, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Reilly studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Mayo Medical School. She is especially interested in neurological disorders. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Nerve Block, Nerve Problems, Electroencephalography, Evoked ... (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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