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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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Madison, WI and Fort Atkinson, WI. He is especially interested in bronchoscopy, pulmonary stress test, and lumbar puncture. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Runo graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Runo's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Diamond include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Diamond 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, Tumor, Immunotherapy, Retinoblastoma, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anne Weiss specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Weiss's areas of expertise include the following: general neurology, tremors, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss 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 subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. 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. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hei's areas of expertise consist of bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Shands at the University of Florida's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hei include: UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award and Madison Magazine Top Docs. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH).

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

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

Dr. Margo Hoover-Regan is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Her areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Dr. Hoover-Regan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Hoover-Regan attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She has received the following distinctions: Madison Magazine Top Docs 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, Tumor, Immunotherapy, Retinoblastoma, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Hegeman is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Madison, WI. He has a special interest in bleeding disorders, chemotherapy, and lumbar puncture. Dr. Hegeman is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. The average patient rating for Dr. Hegeman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hegeman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Madison, WI. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Huie performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Huie include 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 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.