We found 8 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In his practice, Dr. Skidmore focuses on vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), seizures, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Skidmore trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176

Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bonn is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Paoli, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonn include peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Bonn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Bonn's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bonn is affiliated with Radiology Associates and Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $267
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86
Dr. Dell Robert Burkey, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1840 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dell Burkey's areas of specialization are anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Burkey include knee arthritis, trigger point injections, and spinal pain. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Burkey include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-20100, 2011-2012.

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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. Kiran Shankar Talekar, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
111 S 11th Street; Suite 3390
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kiran Talekar, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Talekar's clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), evoked potential test, and spinal puncture (spinal tap). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

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

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

Dr. Scott Hollander's medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hollander trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for his residency. Dr. Hollander is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $306
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $85
Dr. Erin E Einbinder, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 2nd Floor, South Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erin Ingala is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include migraine, restless leg syndrome, and stroke. Dr. Ingala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Washington Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ingala attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Ingala is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In Dr. Markowitz's practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Markowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Markowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavillion - 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Schweickert sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Schweickert attended medical school at 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $493
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86

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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.

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