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We found 11 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. Dr. Skidmore has indicated that his clinical interests include seizures and epilepsy. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skidmore is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ketogenic Diet, Epilepsy, Seizures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $300
  • Medicare Cost: $176
Dr. Joseph Bonn, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bonn is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Paoli, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Bonn is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and peripheral vascular disease. Coventry, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Coventry Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonn takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bonn has received include Executive Council, Society of Interventional Radiology; Chair, Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation; and Associate Editor, Radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Radiology Associates and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Bonn is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tumor, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Vertebroplasty, Ablation, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $267
  • Medicare Cost: $86
Dr. Murray Grossman, EdD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Ravdin Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Murray Grossman sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise consist of parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Grossman is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Grossman's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. In addition to English, he speaks 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
Dr. Dell Robert Burkey, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1840 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dell Burkey is an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and intensivist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and spinal pain. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Burkey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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, Wrist Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kiran Talekar is a diagnostic radiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and a graduate of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Talekar's areas of expertise include the following: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), spinal puncture (spinal tap), and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

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

Dr. Douglas Bye Jeh Jeh Tsai, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology
1 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Tsai's specialty is vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Tsai accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $340
  • Medicare Cost: $83
Dr. Carol F Lippa, MD
Specializes in Neurology
219 N Broad Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carol Lippa is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lippa's clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and parkinson's disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Lippa's distinctions include: Best Doctors in America (2003 - present); Marquis Who's Who in the World (2002 - present); and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

All Interests: MRI, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Parkinson's Disease, Cognitive Problems, Frontotemporal Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin E Einbinder, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 2nd Floor, South Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erin Ingala is a neurologist. Her clinical interests include migraine, restless leg syndrome, and stroke. Dr. Ingala takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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 is a neurologist in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markowitz include multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markowitz accepts. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his 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 Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2929 Arch Street; Suite 1705
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Hollander is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Hollander's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $306
  • Medicare Cost: $85
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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavillion - 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Schweickert's specialty is adult pulmonology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schweickert studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $493
  • Medicare Cost: $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.