We found 8 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Christopher Skidmore is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), seizures, and epilepsy. Dr. Skidmore is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skidmore has an open panel.

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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
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 specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Markowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86
Dr. Erin E Einbinder, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 2nd Floor, South Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erin Ingala is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Ingala's clinical interests: migraine, restless leg syndrome, and stroke. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Washington Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ingala attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Ingala 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Hollander's specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Feasterville Tr, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Hollander attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hollander takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $306
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $85

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

Dr. Joseph Bonn sees patients in Paoli, PA and Wynnewood, PA. His medical specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bonn include peripheral vascular disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Bonn has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Radiology Associates and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bonn's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kiran Talekar is a diagnostic radiologist 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. These areas are among Dr. Talekar's clinical interests: 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. Dr. Talekar's 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)

Dr. Dell Robert Burkey, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1840 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Dell Burkey is a specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burkey include knee arthritis, trigger point injections, and spinal pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Dr. Burkey 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)

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

Dr. William Schweickert specializes in adult pulmonology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schweickert honors. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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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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