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

Dr. Catherina Bostelman practices family medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Bostelman is affiliated with Duke Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Bostelman attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $269
  • Medicare Cost: $59
Dr. Christina Owen Beck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2503 E Lyon Station Road
Creedmoor, NC
 

Dr. Christina Beck specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), general care, and women's health issues. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Beck attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Beck's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

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Dr. Yvonne En-Wan Berstler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2503 E Lyon Station Road
Creedmoor, NC
 

Dr. Yvonne Berstler is a family practice physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Berstler include gynecological problems, thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Creedmoor, NC. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Hoffmeier attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hoffmeier's professional 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 works as a family practitioner. These areas are among his clinical interests: general care, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Duke Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Andrews Air Force Base, Malcolm Grow Medical Center.

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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.