We found 45 providers matching joint injections and who accept TRICARE near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Edward Thomas Soriano Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry
925 Chesnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Soriano's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Soriano include holistic medicine, carpal tunnel surgery, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Soriano is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Soriano has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $146
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Chris Terry Derk, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chris Derk is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Derk takes. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Derk performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $201
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $56
Dr. Michael Alan Ashburn, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1840 South Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ashburn is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ashburn include trigger point injections, nerve block, and spinal pain. Dr. Ashburn is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashburn honors. Dr. Ashburn graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Facial Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Nerve Block, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Spine Problems, Trigger ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan S Dunham, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Dunham's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Dunham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $182
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Franklin Evaristo Caldera, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Franklin Caldera's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, Dr. Caldera (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), polymyositis, and ankle sprain. Dr. Caldera is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Caldera completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Teaching, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nora B Sandorfi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
211 South 9th Street, Walnut Towers; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi is a rheumatologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include raynaud's, osteoporosis, and gout. Dr. Sandorfi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sandorfi obtained her medical school training at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She speaks Hungarian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Gout, Raynaud's

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $136
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $51
Dr. John Michael Vasudevan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3400 Spruce Street/5 West Gates; Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Vasudevan works as a rehabilitation physician in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, foot pain, and hand pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Vasudevan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Vasudevan graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Vasudevan trained at Tucson Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $123
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $45
Dr. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2 Ravdin; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan's specialties are occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Allan is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Polymyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53
Dr. Anupama V Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Shahane's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahane honors. Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $126 - $159
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53 - $60
Dr. Erich Lin Gottwald, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erich Gottwald is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Gottwald's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at Christiana Care Health System and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gottwald accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Nerve Conduction Studies, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mousley Almoza Le Blanc, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mously Le Blanc works as a physiatrist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Before performing her residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Le Blanc attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Le Blanc's clinical interests include trigger point injections, sinus cancer, and thyroid cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Le Blanc's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Fibromyalgia, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Sinus Cancer, Tongue Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shailen Jalali, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Medical Center, Suite B11
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Shailen Jalali is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass back pain and pain management. Dr. Jalali takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Jalali trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jalali's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $655 - $852
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $116 - $234
Dr. Ellen Kathleen Casey, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3737 Market Street; 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Casey is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and sports medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), stress fractures, and joint injections. Dr. Casey is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $188
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $56
Dr. Antoine G Sreih, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Antoine Sreih's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sreih trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $52
Dr. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Schulz attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has indicated that his clinical interests include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulz honors. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Lupus Nephritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Raynaud's

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $156
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53
Dr. Preethi Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas, who practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include knee arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and elbow pain. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

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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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