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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 specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), seizures, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Skidmore takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Ketogenic Diet, Epilepsy, Seizures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $300
  • Medicare Cost: $176
Dr. Murray Grossman, EdD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Ravdin Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Murray Grossman is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and alzheimer's disease. Dr. Grossman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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 doctor, and intensive care specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burkey include knee arthritis, trigger point injections, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Burkey is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Burkey's residency was performed 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. He is 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: Knee Arthritis, Facial Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Bonn's specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Paoli, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bonn include peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Bonn is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Bonn has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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

  • 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's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He completed his residency training at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Talekar include evoked potential test, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and spinal puncture (spinal tap). Dr. Talekar takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as 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 specializes in vascular & interventional radiology. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for his residency. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. Erin E Einbinder, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 2nd Floor, South Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erin Ingala practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ingala's clinical interests include migraine, restless leg syndrome, and stroke. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency 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. Carol F Lippa, MD
Specializes in Neurology
219 North Broad Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carol Lippa is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Patients rated Dr. Lippa highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and parkinson's disease. Her professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Lippa has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America (2003 - present); Marquis Who's Who in the World (2002 - present); and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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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)

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

Dr. Scott Hollander is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Hollander attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $306
  • Medicare Cost: $85
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 works as a neurologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Markowitz include multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. Dr. Markowitz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Markowitz attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Markowitz is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schweickert is a graduate of 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.