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Dr. James Jihoon Kwak, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
318 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. James Kwak specializes in family medicine and practices in Haddon Heights, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. Patients rated Dr. Kwak highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kwak's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Crozer-Keystone Health System, Dr. Kwak attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $106
  • Medicare Cost: $66
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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
318 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Renzi's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patients rated Dr. Renzi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renzi honors. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Renzi has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocare Heights Primary Care and Cooper University Health Care.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $196
  • Medicare Cost: $65
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
449 Hurfville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio is an orthopedist. Dr. Ponzio's clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. Dr. Ponzio's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponzio's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Psoriatic Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Fusion, Fibula ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 128
  • Uninsured Cost: $188
  • Medicare Cost: $69
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Frederick Ballet works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. His areas of expertise include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and nerve block. Dr. Ballet is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ballet honors. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Ballet attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $220
  • Medicare Cost: $70
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Strauss' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Strauss is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strauss is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $200 - $262
  • Medicare Cost: $47 - $76
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Allen Berkowitz's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Berkowitz's clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Berkowitz has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Psoriatic Arthritis, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $233
  • Medicare Cost: $49
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1007 Mantua Pike
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Lipschultz is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Lipschultz attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lipschultz's clinical interests: forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Lipschultz is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint aspiration (arthrocentesis)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 153
  • Uninsured Cost: $119 - $241
  • Medicare Cost: $48 - $70
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Specializes in Podiatry
505 North Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Levine practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Cherry Hill, NJ, Haddon Heights, NJ, and Runnemede, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Levine focuses on ultrasound (sonogram) and X-rays. Dr. Levine takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Kensington Hospital. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $80 - $97
  • Medicare Cost: $49 - $71

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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.