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Dr. David Edward Attarian, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Attarian specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Durham, NC. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Attarian's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and soft tissue tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Attarian accepts Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America, Same; Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Air Force; and Resident's Teaching Award, Ft. Worth Orthopaedic Program. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Tendon Injury, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $189
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. O Josh Bloom, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3700 Nw Cary Parkway; Suite 110
Cary, NC
 

Dr. O. Bloom's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bloom speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in general care and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine. Dr. Bloom attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Moses Cone Health System. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Sports Injuries, Concussion, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $182
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Steven Arthur Olson, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Steven Olson specializes in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Olson attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He has received distinctions including Outstanding Faculty Educator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical C; Outstanding Faculty Educator, University of California-Davis Medical Center, Department of; and Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Olson is affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pelvic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $182
  • Medicare Cost: $54
Dr. James Gordon Blount Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3700 Nw Cary Parkway; Suite 110
Cary, NC
 

Dr. James Blount specializes in family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Blount focuses on concussion and general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blount honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Concussion, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $182
  • Medicare Cost: $51
Dr. Michael Paul Bolognesi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Michael Bolognesi specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bolognesi's clinical interests include hip resurfacing, revision arthroplasty (joint revision), and arthritis surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bolognesi is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $229
  • Medicare Cost: $64
Dr. Blake Reid Boggess, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Blake Boggess is a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist in Durham, NC. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Boggess attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a special interest in toenail removal, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Sports Health, Ganglion Cyst Aspiration, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 248
  • Uninsured Cost: $162 - $203
  • Medicare Cost: $57 - $65
Dr. Monica Denise Barnes Durity, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10950 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC
 

Dr. Monica Barnes-Durity practices family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnes-Durity is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnes-Durity include thyroid problems, depression, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Barnes-Durity honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Barnes-Durity performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Health Promotion, Ganglion ... (Read more)

Dr. John William Ragsdale III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5213 S Alston Avenue
Durham, NC
 

Dr. John Ragsdale's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include colposcopy, thyroid problems, and depression. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Ragsdale attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Community Health Issues, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Maria Erickson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Melissa Erickson practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Durham, NC. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Erickson completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Grant Edward Garrigues, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Grant Garrigues is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include shoulder problems and elbow problems. Dr. Garrigues honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $58
Dr. Gloria Guifen Liu, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Gloria Liu is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Liu is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: spasticity, botox injection, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Liu is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Liu is a graduate of Xi'an Medical University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Liu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Liu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Medicine and Davis Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Spasticity, Acupuncture Treatment

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $31
Dr. John Joseph Hart, MS, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
162 Legacy Oaks Drive
Knightdale, NC
 

Dr. John Hart's medical specialty is family medicine and urgent care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hart include splinting (splint application), removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and joint injections. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine. Dr. Hart's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Lancaster General Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hart is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Sports Health, Ganglion Cyst Aspiration, Ingrown Toenails, Abscesses, Fractures, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $132
  • Medicare Cost: $54
Dr. Samuel David Stanley, BS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Samuel Stanley's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include total elbow replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and total shoulder replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Stanley accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stanley trained at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendon Injury, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 216
  • Uninsured Cost: $192
  • Medicare Cost: $54
Dr. Christopher Zaguirre Rayala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10950 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC
 

Dr. Christopher Rayala's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include long term care, cryotherapy, and thyroid problems. Dr. Rayala accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Long Term Care, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Allen Shaner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Brian Shaner is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Shaner's clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and sports health. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Shaner is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Osteoporosis, Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3700 Northwest Cary Parkway
Cary, NC
 

Dr. Andre Grant's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Raleigh, NC and Cary, NC. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Grant obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 145
  • Uninsured Cost: $210
  • Medicare Cost: $60

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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.