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Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maz include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Maz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Maz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Edward Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Rhoades's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Rhoades attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rhoades an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His distinctions include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 191
  • Charge (avg.): $149 - $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $44 - $64
Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Divelbiss performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Divelbiss's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 70
  • Charge (avg.): $162 - $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53 - $59

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Raybould's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Raybould is especially interested in preventive care. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raybould honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Care

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $115
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53
Dr. Stephen William Munns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Orthopedic Surgery, Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Munns' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Munns's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and leg pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munns accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Munns is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $303
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $52
Dr. Vincent Howard Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Orthopedic Surgery, Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vincent Key is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Key speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Key include bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Key attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Key is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 104
  • Charge (avg.): $301 - $310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $51 - $67
Dr. Eyad M Al-Hihi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Eyad Al-Hihi's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hihi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley B Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

Dr. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch is a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Birch studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

Dr. Lowry (Nmi) Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lowry Jones' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jones's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Jones obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 124
  • Charge (avg.): $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53
Dr. Wendy Sue Biggs, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3091 Rainbow Bvld; Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Wendy Biggs' specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Biggs include colposcopy, cyst aspiration, and anoscopy. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Biggs attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cyst Aspiration, Anoscopy, Tetanus Shot, Immunization, Health Promotion, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Brenden Tilley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Tilley's specialty is orthopedic trauma. His clinical interests include bone pain, amputation, and free flap reconstruction. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Tilley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Shoulder Reconstruction, Bone Spurs, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 600
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Erich Lingenfelter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Lingenfelter's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lingenfelter accepts. Dr. Lingenfelter has received the following distinction: Recipient of Richard H. Kiene Award for highest Orthopaedic In-Training Exam. Dr. Lingenfelter (or staff) is conversant in German and Dutch. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Health System and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 77
  • Charge (avg.): $113
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Jason Michael Springer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Jason Springer, who practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Dr. Springer is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Springer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $299
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $66
Dr. John Michael Sojka, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Sojka is an orthopedic trauma specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Sojka attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sojka's clinical interests: bone pain, strains, and amputation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Allen Bowling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Bowling practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowling attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bowling's residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $162 - $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53 - $61

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.
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