We found 55 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Derk's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Derk attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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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 the following: holistic medicine, carpal tunnel surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Soriano is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soriano takes.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nerve block, and spinal pain. Dr. Ashburn's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His distinctions 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)

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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vivino include knee arthritis, leg pain, and psoriatic arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Vivino'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: 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. 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 doctor. Dr. Jalali has a special interest in back pain and pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Jalali is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jalali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Dunham specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Dunham is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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 specialist in occupational medicine and adult rheumatology. Dr. Allan graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He speaks 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. She studied medicine at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sandorfi's training includes a residency program at Graduate Hospital. She has a special interest in raynaud's, metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis. Dr. Sandorfi has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She speaks Hungarian. She is 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. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas' specialty is adult rheumatology. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Thomas attended T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school. 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. Franklin Evaristo Caldera, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Franklin Caldera specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), nerve block, and polymyositis. Dr. Caldera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. 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)

Dr. John Michael Vasudevan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3400 Spruce Street/5 West Gates; Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Vasudevan's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Vasudevan's clinical interests include elbow pain, foot pain, and hand pain. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training 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, 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 is an adult rheumatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schulz include raynaud's, lupus nephritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schulz is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His professional affiliations include 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

  • 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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Popescu include spinal pain, hand pain, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He honors 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, Dr. Popescu performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Romanian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. Christopher T Plastaras, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1800 Lombard Street; 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Plastaras sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Plastaras include leg pain, spinal decompression, and nerve block. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Plastaras 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. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His 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: 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. Anupama Vijay Shahane, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anupama Shahane is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Shahane is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and myositis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahane honors. Before performing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Shahane attended the University of Mumbai for medical school. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $126 - $159
  • Medicare Cost: $53 - $60
Dr. Ellen Kathleen Casey, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
3737 Market Street; 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Casey specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), family medicine, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Casey include radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), stress fractures, and joint injections. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally 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: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $188
  • Medicare Cost: $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.