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Dr. William Joshua Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Martin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin takes. Dr. Martin studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Clinical Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. David Eli Fish, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Fish practices pain medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Fish's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Fish trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Fish has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Fish has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $374 - $976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $98
Dr. Jennifer Morris Grossman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Grossman is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Grossman include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grossman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grossman graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondylolysis, Spine Problems, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $43
Dr. Roy Davis Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B365
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Roy Altman is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Newhall, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Altman's professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $110 - $232
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47 - $64
Dr. Soo I Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Westwood Plaza; Room B711
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soo Choi practices adult rheumatology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Choi's areas of expertise include the following: myositis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Choi's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Korean.

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Clinical Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 82
  • Charge (avg.): $233
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47

Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1441 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Adam Silver's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He practices in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Silver accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Headache, Electromyography, Tendonitis, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $179
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Gordon is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Gordon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Gordon is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $234
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Arash Lavian, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Arash Lavian is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Lavian obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and neck pain. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lavian is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical Interests: Disc Problems, Neck Pain, Cervical Dysplasia, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Pain ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 131
  • Charge (avg.): $195 - $406
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $94

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
11600 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Ehsan works as an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and family medicine physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Ehsan average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ehsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $49

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Kim is an adult rheumatologist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $229
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $42

Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
120 S Spalding Drive; Ste# 400
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Waltrip's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Waltrip is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 237
  • Charge (avg.): $99 - $226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64 - $87

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2080 Century Park East; Suite 707
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Masih is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masih takes. Dr. Masih attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $293 - $340
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59 - $171
Dr. Don Young Park, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Don Park specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Park's clinical interests include sciatica, minimally invasive surgery, and spine tumor. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park takes. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Park completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Provost's Honors List; UCLA Alumni Association Scholar; and UCLA Chancellor's Service Award. He speaks Korean.

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Clinical Interests: Compression Fractures, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Sciatica, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $160
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $71
Dr. Michael B Gerhardt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gerhardt's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include ACL reconstruction, hip arthritis, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Gerhardt's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Gerhardt attended Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gerhardt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Achilles ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $194
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $41
Dr. John R Sellman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. John Sellman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. In Dr. Sellman's practice, he is particularly interested in clubfoot, knee osteoarthritis, and bunions. On average, patients gave Dr. Sellman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sellman include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Knee Osteoarthritis, Pes Planus, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Bunions, Clubfoot, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $191
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $45
Dr. Thomas P Knapp III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Knapp is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Knapp include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff surgery, and joint injections. Dr. Knapp's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Knapp attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Knapp is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.
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