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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's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Madison, WI and Fort Atkinson, WI. His areas of expertise consist of bronchoscopy, pulmonary stress test, and lumbar puncture. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Runo takes. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Madison Magazine Top Docs. Dr. Runo is affiliated with 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 medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Her areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Diamond graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her distinctions include: Madison Magazine Top Docs; UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award; and Best Doctors in America. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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

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

Dr. Anne Weiss is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Her clinical interests include visual evoked potential test, general neurology, and tremors. Dr. Weiss's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss graduated from 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 she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Video EEG, Intracranial Hypertension, Electromyography, ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Hoover-Regan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Madison Magazine Top Docs and Best Doctors in America. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

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

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

Dr. David Hei is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hei include bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hei obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. 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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Madison, WI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hegeman include bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. Patient ratings for Dr. Hegeman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hegeman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hegeman has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Madison, WI. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Huie completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His clinical interests include bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally 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.