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We found 7 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Humana Open Access near Madison, WI.

Dr. James Russell Runo, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Madison, WI
 

Dr. James Runo sees patients in Madison, WI and Fort Atkinson, WI. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Runo include bronchoscopy, pulmonary stress test, and lumbar puncture. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Runo obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Runo has received professional recognition including the following: Madison Magazine Top Docs. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Stress Test, Lumbar Puncture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Ann Diamond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Carol Diamond is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diamond include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Diamond attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diamond has received the following distinctions: Madison Magazine Top Docs; UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award; and Best Doctors in America.

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All Interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Immunotherapy, Retinoblastoma, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Catherine Weiss, DO
Specializes in Neurology
20 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Anne Weiss practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include visual evoked potential test, general neurology, and tremors. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Video EEG, Intracranial Hypertension, Electromyography, Radiculopathy, General Neurology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margo Lyn Hoover-Regan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Margo Hoover-Regan works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Madison, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover-Regan include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover-Regan accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Madison Magazine Top Docs and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Hoover-Regan is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Immunotherapy, Retinoblastoma, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. David Larry Hei, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. David Hei practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Madison, WI and Beaver Dam, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hei include bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. Dr. Hei's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. On average, patients gave Dr. Hei a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award and Madison Magazine Top Docs.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Lumbar Puncture, Bleeding Disorders

Dr. Robert B Hegeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Robert Hegeman's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hegeman at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hegeman has received the following distinction: UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Lumbar Puncture, Bleeding Disorders

Dr. Michael S Huie, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Michael Huie is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Huie's areas of expertise include the following: bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Chemotherapy, Lumbar ... (Read more)

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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.