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Specializes in Neurology
average rating 2.79 stars (16 ratings)
3302 W Baker Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Digeronimo works as a neurologist in Plant City, FL. 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. For his professional training, Dr. Digeronimo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Dr. Digeronimo 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
average rating 3.1 stars (11 ratings)
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitehead include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. He is rated 3.0 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. Whitehead accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, Dr. Whitehead speaks 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. Scott Eric Goldsmith M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith works as an orthopedist. Dr. Goldsmith's clinical interests include pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill 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
Jeffrey D. Watson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Plant City, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Watson honors. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Watson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His professional 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, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $76
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Steven M. Blustein D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.95 stars (36 ratings)
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; he sees patients in Tampa, FL and Plant City, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Blustein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Baptist Hospital for his residency.

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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 practices family medicine in Plant City, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aref include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Aref takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aref (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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