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We found 10 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Christopher Thomas Skidmore, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor, Cob Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Skidmore is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), seizures, and epilepsy. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Skidmore attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Ketogenic Diet, Epilepsy, Seizures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $300
  • Medicare Cost: $176
Dr. Dell Robert Burkey, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1840 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dell Burkey's specialties are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, trigger point injections, and spinal pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Burkey completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-20100, 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: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Facial Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Murray Grossman, EdD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Ravdin Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Murray Grossman is a neurologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and alzheimer's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Grossman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Grossman is conversant in French.

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Clinical Interests: Parkinson's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Dementia, Memory Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $299
  • Medicare Cost: $86
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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bonn works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Paoli, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Bonn's areas of expertise include peripheral vascular disease. He is affiliated with Radiology Associates and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bonn completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonn takes. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $267
  • Medicare Cost: $86
Dr. Kiran Shankar Talekar, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
111 S 11th Street; Suite 3390
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kiran Talekar sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include evoked potential test, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and spinal puncture (spinal tap). Dr. Talekar is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

All Interests: Electromyography, MRI, CT Scan, Electroencephalography, Evoked Potential Test, Spinal Puncture, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2929 Arch Street; Suite 1705
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Hollander specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Hollander accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $306
  • Medicare Cost: $85
Dr. Erin E Einbinder, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 2nd Floor, South Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erin Ingala is a neurologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, restless leg syndrome, and stroke. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ingala studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ingala completed residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Clyde E Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Clyde Markowitz is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is especially interested in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markowitz takes. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Markowitz is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $289
  • Medicare Cost: $86
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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavillion - 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Schweickert works as an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Schweickert graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $493
  • Medicare Cost: $86
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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Tsai is a Camden, NJ physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $340
  • Medicare Cost: $83

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What is a Spinal Puncture?

A spinal puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed through a needle in the back. Cerebrospinal fluid, sometimes also called spinal fluid, surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord. A sample of spinal fluid may be used to diagnose problems of the central nervous system, such as infections or tumors.

Sometimes, large amounts of spinal fluid may build up, a condition called hydrocephalus, leading to increased pressure on the brain. In such cases, removing excess spinal fluid can be therapeutic by relieving symptoms. Therapeutic spinal punctures may also be used to inject medication into the spinal cord to treat cancer or for anesthesia before surgery.

Most often, a spinal puncture is performed in the lower back or lumbar region, called a lumbar puncture. You will usually be positioned on your side while your doctor inserts a hollow needle into your back. A small sample of spinal fluid will be collected, or medication will be injected. If large amounts of spinal fluid need to be removed, a lumbar drain, or thin tube, may be inserted in place of the needle. Following the procedure, the needle or drain will be removed, and the puncture site is closed and covered with a bandage.