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Dr. Christina Owen Beck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2503 E Lyon Station Road
Creedmoor, NC
 

Dr. Christina Beck is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Beck is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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Dr. Catherina Marie Bostelman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2503 E Lyon Station Road
Creedmoor, NC
 

Dr. Catherina Bostelman specializes in family medicine and practices in Creedmoor, NC. Dr. Bostelman has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program. She is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $269
  • Medicare Cost: $59
Dr. Yvonne En-Wan Berstler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2503 E Lyon Station Road
Creedmoor, NC
 

Dr. Yvonne Berstler specializes in family medicine and practices in Creedmoor, NC. Dr. Berstler's areas of expertise include gynecological problems, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. She is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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Dr. Craig Alan Hoffmeier, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2503 E Lyon Station Road
Creedmoor, NC
 

Dr. Craig Hoffmeier's specialty is family medicine. He has a special interest in erectile dysfunction (impotence), sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Hoffmeier takes Medicare insurance. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hoffmeier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $253
  • Medicare Cost: $59
Dr. Allen Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2503 E Lyon Station Road
Creedmoor, NC
 

Dr. Allen Smith's medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include general care, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Andrews Air Force Base, Malcolm Grow Medical Center. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $221
  • Medicare Cost: $57

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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.