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Dr Maulik K Bhalani MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
426 W. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL

Dr. Maulik Bhalani's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Bhalani is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhalani include peripheral nerve block, discogram, and sympathetic nerve block. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhalani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Radiofrequency Rhizotomy, Sympathetic Nerve Block, Peripheral Nerve Block, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $171 - $989
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62 - $188
Dr Stanley Robert Dennison Jr MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.41 stars out of 5 (36 ratings)
1125 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL

Dr. Stanley Dennison, who practices in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Dennison's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord stimulator. Dr. Dennison's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dennison's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Cord Stimulator

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,069
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $77
Dr George S Sidhom MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.95 stars out of 5 (29 ratings)
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL

Dr. George Sidhom specializes in interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Sidhom is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $162 - $781
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64 - $85
Dr Michael Claude Burnette MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 2.97 stars out of 5 (24 ratings)
500 Vonderburg Drive; West Tower, Suite 214
Brandon, FL

Dr. Michael Burnette's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Burnette's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Burnette studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $165
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr Hector J Cases
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL

Dr. Hector Cases is a physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Cases's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $801
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $74
Bruce A Piszel MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other
Average rating 3.85 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
427 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 114
Brandon, FL

Dr. Bruce Piszel specializes in pain medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Piszel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $137 - $156
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $25 - $59
Alfred V Hess MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.84 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL

Dr. Alfred Hess is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hess is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Hess attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $148 - $190
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $63
Dr Daniel L Milam III DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL

Dr. Daniel Milam's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Milam focuses on ACL injury. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milam honors. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical Interests: ACL Injury

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $197
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr Edward H Becker III MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Riverview, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Becker attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $158
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Peter Vincent Lopez MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.97 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL

Dr. Peter Lopez specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lopez completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Joint Problems, Hip Problems, MRI, Carp ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 126
  • Charge (avg.): $171 - $229
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $70
Dr John David Okun MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.22 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL

Dr. John Okun is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Okun include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgica ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 153
  • Charge (avg.): $226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr George R Cheeseman III MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 2.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
7229 Us Highway 301 S
Riverview, FL

Dr. George Cheeseman sees patients in Riverview, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Cheeseman's clinical interests include cryotherapy, immunization (preventive vaccines), and trigger point injections. The average patient rating for Dr. Cheeseman is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheeseman accepts. Dr. Cheeseman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Cheeseman is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Surgical Procedures, Sports P ... (Read more)

Dr Keith D Whitehead MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
5470 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Lithia, FL

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Whitehead's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Whitehead is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Whitehead's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Sk ... (Read more)

Robert Bryan Butler MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL

Dr. R. Butler practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Dr. Butler's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for his residency. Dr. Butler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57
Dr Scott Eric Goldsmith MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Goldsmith's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 115
  • Charge (avg.): $77
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Michael A Miranda DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
305 E. Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL

Dr. Michael Miranda's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Miranda speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Miranda is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Miranda is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surger ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 111
  • Charge (avg.): $208
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $67
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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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