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We found 53 providers matching joint injections and who accept TRICARE near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Chris Terry Derk, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Chris Derk practices adult rheumatology in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Derk is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Derk accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Derk's 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $201
  • Medicare Cost: $56
Dr. Edward Thomas Soriano Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry
925 Chesnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Soriano's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, carpal tunnel surgery, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Soriano performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Soriano a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Baltimore Top Doc.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $146
  • Medicare Cost: $60
Dr. Michael Alan Ashburn, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1840 South Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ashburn is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include trigger point injections, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and nerve block. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ashburn completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $360 - $1,117
  • Medicare Cost: $55 - $119
Dr. Frederick B Vivino, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
38th and Market Streets, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, 3910 Bui.; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Frederick Vivino is an adult rheumatology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave Dr. Vivino a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Vivino attended Temple University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vivino has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $187
  • Medicare Cost: $56
Dr. Jonathan Scott 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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $182
  • Medicare Cost: $60
Dr. David Abraham Allan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2 Ravdin; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Allan is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Allan is conversant in French. Dr. Allan is professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $166
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Nora B Sandorfi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
211 South 9th Street, Walnut Towers; Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nora Sandorfi works as a rheumatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. In Dr. Sandorfi's practice, she is particularly interested in raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Sandorfi has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is conversant in Hungarian. Dr. Sandorfi is professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $136
  • Medicare Cost: $51
Dr. Shailen Jalali, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Medical Center, Suite B11
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Shailen Jalali works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Jalali's clinical interests include back pain and pain management. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Jalali is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $655 - $852
  • Medicare Cost: $116 - $234
Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas specializes in adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Her professional 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $136
  • Medicare Cost: $51
Dr. Christopher T Plastaras, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Plastaras specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Plastaras include leg pain, spinal decompression, and nerve block. Dr. Plastaras's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plastaras honors. Dr. Plastaras has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $134 - $913
  • Medicare Cost: $65 - $91
Dr. John Michael Vasudevan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3400 Spruce Street/5 West Gates; Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Vasudevan is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasudevan include elbow pain, foot pain, and hand pain. Dr. Vasudevan's professional affiliations include 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. Vasudevan honors. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Tucson Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $123
  • Medicare Cost: $45
Dr. Steffan Walter Schulz, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steffan Schulz's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Schulz is especially interested in raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $156
  • Medicare Cost: $53
Dr. Adrian Popescu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Adrian Popescu is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popescu include spinal pain, hand pain, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Popescu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Popescu is conversant in Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Hip Pain, Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Evaristo Caldera, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Franklin Caldera sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), polymyositis, and ankle sprain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caldera takes. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Caldera attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Caldera (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Caldera'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: Post-Polio Syndrome, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Teaching, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She attended the University of Mumbai for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahane include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Dr. Shahane's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $126 - $159
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $60
Dr. Peter Kang Hun Yi, MD
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). His areas of expertise include back pain, cancer pain, and neck pain. Dr. Yi is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Yi's training includes residency programs at Lankenau Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Yi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,028
  • Medicare Cost: $110

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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.