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Dr. Adam Michael Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
612 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Adam Rosen is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Rosen's clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish. He is 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 Philip Botwin, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Botwin is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, Dr. Botwin speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Botwin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 215
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le works as a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Dr. Le is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

Dr. Nishin S Tambay, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nishin Tambay specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Clearwater, FL. Before completing his residency at Sassoon General Hospital, Dr. Tambay attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. His clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Tambay is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tambay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Concussion, Trigger Point Injections, Pain Management, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Eugenia Rullanbidot, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Rullanbidot is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Rullanbidot honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Rullanbidot speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Susan L Zito, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Susan Zito works as an adult rheumatologist in Largo, FL. These areas are among Dr. Zito's clinical interests: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Largo Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 249
  • Charge (avg.): $31 - $200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $61
Dr. Dennis Marshall Lox, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
2030 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Lox's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Dr. Lox attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently 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 average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Demetrios Nicholas Kaiafas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Demetrios Kaiafas works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, sciatica, and trigger point injections. Dr. Kaiafas has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Kaiafas is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Compression Fractures, Facet Injection, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Shingles, Epidural ... (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, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Torres is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Torres 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. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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
Dr. Robert William Levin, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite D2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Levin works as an adult rheumatologist in Dunedin, FL and Clearwater, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Levin's clinical interests include back pain, sciatica, and joint injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Levin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. 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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Rubaiya Mallay, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mallay is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. She accepts 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 152
  • Charge (avg.): $31 - $115
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $58
Dr. Michael Uy Yu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Yu's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Yu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Min Nan. He 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)

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

Dr. Craig Schwartz's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Schwartz attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and fibromyalgia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mary Youngblood practices adult rheumatology in Largo, FL. She is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Youngblood graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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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
1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Harry Wilks' specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilks takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wilks completed a residency program 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, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Carl Tandatnick practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Largo, FL. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Tandatnick attended Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tandatnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tandatnick is 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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