We found 44 providers matching joint injections and who accept TRICARE near Philadelphia, PA.

Specializes in Physiatry
925 Chesnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Soriano is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Soriano include holistic medicine, carpal tunnel surgery, and elbow pain. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soriano honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soriano is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chris Derk practices adult rheumatology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Derk's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1840 South Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ashburn is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nerve block, and spinal pain. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Ashburn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ashburn studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ashburn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Medical Center, Suite B11
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Shailen Jalali's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Jalali average 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of back pain and pain management. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jalali's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.

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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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Dunham is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Dunham is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $182
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60

Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2 Ravdin; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Allan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Allan speaks French.

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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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
211 South 9th Street, Walnut Towers; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Sandorfi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandorfi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sandorfi speaks Hungarian. Her professional 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

Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Adrian Popescu's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Popescu's areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, hand pain, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Popescu speaks Romanian. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Stellate Ganglion Block, Hip Pain, Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
3400 Spruce Street/5 West Gates; Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Vasudevan is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Vasudevan's clinical interests: elbow pain, foot pain, and hand pain. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Tucson Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Vasudevan attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasudevan accepts.

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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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomas include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Her professional affiliations include 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. Thomas accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and residency at Jersey City 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)

Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Franklin Caldera's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Caldera's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), polymyositis, and ankle sprain. Dr. Caldera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caldera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz is a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His areas of expertise consist of raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Schulz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1840 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Yi is a medical specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yi include back pain, cancer pain, and neck pain. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Percutaneous Discectomy, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Spine Problems, Back Pain, Acupuncture ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,028
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $110

Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Plastaras is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plastaras include leg pain, spinal decompression, and nerve block. Dr. Plastaras honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Plastaras trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Plastaras has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His 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: Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $134 - $913
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65 - $91

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahane is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3737 Market Street; 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Casey's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and sports medicine. She practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), stress fractures, and joint injections. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Casey completed her residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her 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: 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

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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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