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Dr. Donald Frank Dalessandro, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Donald D'alessandro practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. D'alessandro honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Sports Medicine Person of the Year, by North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association; Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, by Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC; and Walt Disney Award for a decade of medical staff participation, Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Dr. D'alessandro speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $233
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. James Edward Flesichli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. James Fleischli is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Charlotte, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Fleischli include sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Fleischli is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fleischli is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $198
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58
Dr. Lois Kathleen Osier, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Lois Osier is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Osier's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Osier include hand surgery procedures, congenital hand disorders, and musculoskeletal problems. She accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Osier trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Her distinctions include: Named (2011) one of the 70 Female Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Leaders to Know; Named a 2013 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine; and Named a 2012 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Osier is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Congenital Hand Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $153 - $212
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $61
Dr. Thomas Keith Fehring, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Fehring practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. Dr. Fehring's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Fehring's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fehring include: James A Rand Young Investigators Award, American Assoc Hip & Knee Surgeons; Coventry Award - outstanding paper, The Knee Society; and Ranawat Award-outstanding paper, The Knee Society.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 133
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Marcus Peter Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1918 Randolph Road; Suite 700
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Marcus Cook's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Cook focuses on musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Cook obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. Dr. Cook welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 113
  • Charge (avg.): $245
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $52
Dr. Thomas Hatton McCoy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Thomas McCoy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. McCoy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. McCoy has received include Named by US News & World Report as a Top Doctor (story) and Named a 2013 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 303
  • Charge (avg.): $251
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65
Dr. Carroll Payne Jones III, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200b (250 N. Caswell Rd.gps)
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Carroll Jones' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise consist of foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Jones is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $163 - $166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47 - $64
Dr. James Richard Romanowski II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1918 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. James Romanowski's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Romanowski's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Romanowski attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Romanowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He has an open panel.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 170
  • Charge (avg.): $272 - $287
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $60
Dr. John Bohannon Mason, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John Mason's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Mason performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mason accepts Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Named to the list of 'Best Doctors of 2013' by Business NC Magazine; Named as one of 'Charlotte's Best Doctors 2012' -- Charlotte Business Journal; and Named to the list of 'Best Doctors of 2011' by Business NC Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59
Dr. Roy Alan Majors, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Roy Majors is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Majors's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Majors's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 135
  • Charge (avg.): $215
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59
Dr. Stephen Frederick Brockmeier, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2826 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Stephen Brockmeier's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Brockmeier studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America List; Top Doctor - US News, Castle Connelly; and Deputy Editor, JBJS Sports Medicine Highlights. Dr. Brockmeier is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Ankle Sprain, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 88
  • Charge (avg.): $265
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48
Dr. Ashrito Kumar Dayal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1550 Faulk Street; Suite 1100
Monroe, NC
 

Dr. Ashrito Dayal is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dayal include knee problems, psoriatic arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received the distinction of John S. Carman Prize in Surgery, Christian Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Dayal is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 98
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $56
Dr. Sonya Gorski Rissmiller, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sonya Rissmiller's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: concussion, amputee rehabilitation, and leg pain. Dr. Rissmiller is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rissmiller include: Top Doctors List, Charlotte Magazine; Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor; and Charlotte's Top Doctors. Dr. Rissmiller's professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Stanly Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Headache, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $168
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Raymond Glenn Gaston, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. R. Gaston is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gaston is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gaston include: Named a Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine 2009-2014 and Faculty Teacher Award -- Carolinas Medical Center 2009, 2010 & 2014. Dr. Gaston is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. John Kent Ellington, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Ellington's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Ellington honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $160
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Glenn Bradford Perry, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2826 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Glenn Perry, who practices in Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Perry has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Perry is in-network for Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 143
  • Charge (avg.): $245
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $50

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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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