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Dr. Maulik K Bhalani, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
426 W. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maulik Bhalani, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhalani is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine.

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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
1125 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Dennison works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Dennison's clinical interests include spinal cord stimulator. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennison 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. Dennison honors. Dr. Dennison obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,069
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $77
Dr. Hui Zhu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1110 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hui Zhu is a Brandon, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Zhu has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He honors 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 Shandong University. For his professional training, Dr. Zhu completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Zhu speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65
Dr. George S Sidhom, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. George Sidhom is an interventional pain medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sidhom is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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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
500 Vonderburg Drive; West Tower, Suite 214
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Michael Burnette specializes in adult rheumatology. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Burnette has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Hector Cases is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Brandon, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Cases a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cases takes. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $801
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $74
Dr. Bruce A Piszel, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other
427 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Piszel is a Brandon, FL physician who specializes in pain medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). His clinical interests include ACL injury. Dr. Milam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical Interests: ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $197
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hess include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Hess attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hess accepts 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: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $148 - $190
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $48 - $63
Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Becker a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $158 - $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $88
Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lopez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Joint Problems, Hip Problems, MRI, ... (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
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Okun's clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Okun studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 171
  • Charge (avg.): $226 - $346
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $88
Dr. George R Cheeseman III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7229 Us Highway 301 S
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. George Cheeseman is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Cheeseman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Cheeseman's areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, trigger point injections, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Cheeseman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheeseman 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Adolescent Issues, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Whitehead's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitehead accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. R. Butler is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His clinical interests include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Dr. Butler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (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
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Plant City, FL, Brandon, FL, and Riverview, FL. His clinical interests include pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. Dr. Goldsmith attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Goldsmith 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 115
  • Charge (avg.): $77
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60

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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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