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We found 19 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 specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Lenexa, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Leawood, KS. Dr. Kaplan studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include neurological disorders. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan honors. He is professionally 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. Stacy Dawn Whitaker, MD
Specializes in Neurology
12140 Nall Avenue; #230
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Stacy Younger specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Overland Park, KS. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Younger completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Her areas of expertise include evoked potential test, bell's palsy, and migraine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Younger is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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. Dr. Collins is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include bone pain, cryotherapy, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and neuroradiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), brain aneurysm, and biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Reeves performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Reeves is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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. 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's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She practices in Westwood, KS and Kansas City, KS. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Maulana Azad Medical Center, Dr. Panicker attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: platelet disorders, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and intrathecal chemotherapy (into the spinal fluid). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panicker honors. Dr. Panicker (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is 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. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee for residency. These areas are among Dr. Madarang's clinical interests: bone pain, brain aneurysm, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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. 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 family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at JPS Health Network. 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
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms-4010, Suite 220b
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Birch takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Seeley practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Seeley include bell's palsy, migraine, and parkinson's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Seeley honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Seeley obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 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. Ian Leslie Belson, DO
Specializes in Neurology
12140 Nall Avenue; Suite 230
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Ian Belson specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Belson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: seizure disorders, dizziness, and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belson is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Steven Lemons is a diagnostic radiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemons include myelogram (spinal cord imaging), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and percutaneous suprapubic catheter placement. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Lemons is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemons graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lemons trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Vail's areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. She takes 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 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Lehman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lehman is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Kazi Syed is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep study, bell's palsy, and migraine. Dr. Syed's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is 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. Gillian Natascha Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gillian Schmidt practices general internal medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include depression, drug allergy, and syncope (fainting). Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. Laura Reilly is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Overland Park, KS. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Mayo Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reilly is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.