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Specializes in Neurology
3302 W Baker Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Digeronimo is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Plant City, FL. Dr. Digeronimo's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $196
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Whitehead's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Whitehead is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 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.

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
1601 W. Timberlane Drive; Suite 300
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Tony Willson specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Willson include joint injections, skin issues, and endometrial biopsy. 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. He studied medicine at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Willson is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Endometrial Biopsy, Skin Issues, Joint Injections

Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Goldsmith's areas of expertise include the following: pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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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
Dr. Jeffrey Dean Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Plant City, FL. Dr. Watson's areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. 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. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Watson's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $76
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Steven M Blustein
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1408 West Reynolds Street; Suite A
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Steven Blustein's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Blustein is rated highly 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. For his residency, Dr. Blustein trained at Baptist Hospital. Dr. Blustein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $118
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $42
Dr. Omar A Aref, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1703 Thonotosassa Road; Suite A
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Omar Aref's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Aref's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and nutrition counseling. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aref (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (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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