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Specializes in Neurology
3302 W Baker Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Digeronimo is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Digeronimo is conversant in Spanish. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Digeronimo honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $196
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Plant City, FL, Brandon, FL, and Riverview, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. His professional 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 trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Tony Willson works as a family medicine physician. He attended medical school at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Willson's areas of expertise include the following: joint injections, skin issues, and endometrial biopsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Willson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Endometrial Biopsy, Skin Issues, Joint Injections

Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Brandon, FL, Gibsonton, FL, and Lithia, FL. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitehead include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. On average, patients gave Dr. Whitehead a rating of 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.

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Watson is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Watson's clinical interests: strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. For his residency, Dr. Blustein trained at Baptist Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a Plant City, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and nutrition counseling. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aref honors. Dr. Aref (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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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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