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Adam Michael Rosen MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.2 stars (10 ratings)
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen's clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Rosen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 133
  • Charge (avg.): $115 - $273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $89
Dr. Kenneth P. Botwin MD
Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 1.75 stars (1 rating)
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Botwin's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include back pain, pain management, and auto injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Botwin 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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Clinical Interests: Auto Injuries, Neck Problems, Back Pain, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 158
  • Charge (avg.): $219 - $858
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $50 - $199
Dr. Thanh Thien Le MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
average rating 4.7 stars (24 ratings)
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 215
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Dr. Le accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Le attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Le (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Nishin S. Tambay MD
Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 2.87 stars (6 ratings)
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nishin Tambay is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tambay's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Tambay attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Trigger Point Injections, Pain Management, Back Pain, Joint Injections

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 227
  • Charge (avg.): $111 - $817
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $163
Eugenia R. Rullan Bidot MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.57 stars (7 ratings)
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patients rated Dr. Rullanbidot highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Rullanbidot honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Susan Zito D.O.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.1 stars (16 ratings)
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Zito has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zito include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), diagnostic imaging, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Knee Pain, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Arthritis, Hand Pain, Orthotics, MRI, Osteoporosis, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 249
  • Charge (avg.): $31 - $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $61
Dr. Demetrios N. Kaiafas MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
average rating 4.37 stars (2 ratings)
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Demetrios Kaiafas is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He speaks Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaiafas include back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kaiafas 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: , sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Compression Fractures, Facet Injection, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $326 - $971
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65 - $196
Dr. Francisco M. Torres M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 4 stars (3 ratings)
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Torres' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres honors. Dr. Torres attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $37 - $587
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $164
Dennis Marshall Lox M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
average rating 4.48 stars (85 ratings)
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lox's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Lox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert William Levin M.D.
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.48 stars (27 ratings)
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite D2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin practices adult rheumatology in Dunedin, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Levin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Lyme Disease, Back Pain, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 278
  • Charge (avg.): $100 - $300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $45 - $170
Michael U. Yu MD
Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. 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 attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. Dr. Yu is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back ... (Read more)

Craig A. Schwartz M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Schwartz is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Hip Problems, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Point Injections, Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mary Youngblood is an adult rheumatology specialist in Largo, FL. Dr. Youngblood is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $24 - $137
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $13 - $53

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.83 stars (3 ratings)
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Rubaiya Mallay's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mallay is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 152
  • Charge (avg.): $31 - $115
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $58

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.55 stars (5 ratings)
1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Harry Wilks specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilks honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $141
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $49
Dr. Carl A. Tandatnick M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carl Tandatnick is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Tandatnick is rated highly by his patients. 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. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Tandatnick attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). He is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 97
  • Charge (avg.): $137 - $493
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $168

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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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