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

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She 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, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Maz is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

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

Dr. Michael Raybould practices general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include preventive care. Dr. Raybould honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Raybould is affiliated with Meritas Health.

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

Dr. Charles Rhoades is an orthopedist. Dr. Rhoades's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades speaks Spanish. Dr. Rhoades is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery

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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Divelbiss performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He is especially interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Divelbiss accepts. He has received the distinction of 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
Dr. Vincent H Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vincent Key's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Key average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Key honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Key has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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. Talal W Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Talal Khan is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include leg pain, headache, and hip pain. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $294
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $44
Dr. John D Martinez, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Martinez is an adult allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, psoriatic arthritis, and polymyositis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Wheezing, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen William Munns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Munns is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Munns's areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and leg pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Stanley Bowling's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bowling's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bowling's office for an appointment.

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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
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 is a general internist. Dr. Al-Hihi's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Al-Hihi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Lingenfelter average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lingenfelter graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Recipient of Richard H. Kiene Award for highest Orthopaedic In-Training Exam. Dr. Lingenfelter (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Dutch. Dr. Lingenfelter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Health System and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He is accepting 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. John Michael Sojka, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Sojka's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. His areas of expertise include bone pain, strains, and amputation. Dr. Sojka accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Herbert Benzinger Lindsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 5026 Wescoe, Mail Stop 2026
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Herbert Lindsley practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Lindsley studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and shoulder injury. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lindsley is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $239 - $296
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $56 - $66
Dr. Kelly James Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg Ms #3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kelly Hendricks is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip injury. Dr. Hendricks is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hendricks honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Hendricks attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Joint Pain, Knee Problems, Hip Injury, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $280
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Lowry (Nmi) Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lowry Jones is an orthopedist. Dr. Jones is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Jones takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 124
  • Charge (avg.): $213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53

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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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