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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has a special interest in neurological disorders. Dr. Kaplan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kaplan 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Panicker's areas of expertise include the following: platelet disorders, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Panicker completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Panicker (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 works as a diagnostic radiologist in Kansas City, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Fairway, KS. Dr. Madarang's areas of expertise include bone pain, brain aneurysm, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $422
  • Medicare Cost: $75
Dr. Zachary Seth Collins, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Zachary Collins works as a diagnostic radiologist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include bone pain, radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), and cryotherapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Collins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Collins speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $422
  • Medicare Cost: $72
Dr. Alan Robert Reeves, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Alan Reeves' specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and neuroradiology. He practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. His clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), brain aneurysm, and biopsy. Dr. Reeves is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $422
  • Medicare Cost: $76
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. Dr. Lemaster's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Lemaster attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He speaks Nepali. Dr. Lemaster is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. James Birch's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birch graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Birch trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. 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, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Seeley is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Overland Park, KS. On average, patients gave Dr. Seeley a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and parkinson's disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He is 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. Steven McLain Lemons, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Steven Lemons, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include myelogram (spinal cord imaging), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and percutaneous suprapubic catheter placement. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Lemons is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lemons completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Lemons is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $422
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Vail honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Vail 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, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Samuel Lehman's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lehman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include 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 accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehman attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Ian Belson's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in seizure disorders, dizziness, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Belson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Belson attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. He 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. Gillian Natascha Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gillian Schmidt is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and syncope (fainting). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schmidt completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Schmidt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Kazi Syed's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, bell's palsy, and migraine. Dr. Syed honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Syed attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following 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. Laura Guzdziol Reilly, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
10600 Mastin Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Laura Reilly's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Mayo Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Reilly an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Carol Ulloa works as a neurologist. Dr. Ulloa's areas of expertise include visual evoked potential test, lumbar puncture, and syncope (fainting). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Ulloa attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ulloa (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Syncope, Epilepsy Surgery, Seizure Disorders, Refractory Epilepsy, Status Epilepticus, ... (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.