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Dr Danya A GodoyHung MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
620 10th Street N; Suite 2d
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Godoy-Hung is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Godoy-Hung include pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Godoy-Hung completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $133 - $325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61 - $193
Dr Thanh Thien Le MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (24 ratings)
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL

Dr. Thanh Le, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Le's areas of expertise include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Le attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Le (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic 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, Sel ... (Read more)

Dr Julio Gonzalez Paoli MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60

Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Jennifer Burns' specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Burns's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient reviews placed Dr. Burns at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Hip Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $330 - $1,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62 - $178
Dr Neil James Ellis MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Neil Ellis is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ellis include pain management. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. Dr. Ellis graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. 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.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $805
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $128
Dr Sonialy Lugo Ruiz MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz works as a rheumatologist. Dr. Lugo Ruiz is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. She is a graduate of Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and a graduate of Morristown Memorial Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lugo Ruiz honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $90
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57
Dr Arnaldo Torres MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Arnaldo Torres works as an adult rheumatologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Torres include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Dr. Torres is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Torres 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 is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Fibromyalgia, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Back Pain, Osteoporosis, Joint Injections

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $137
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.04 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL

Dr. Charles Friedman is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Friedman attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Dr. Friedman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Selective Nerve Root Block, Facet Injection, Peripheral Nerve Block, Epidural Steroid ... (Read more)

Dr Amitabh P Gupta MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5800 49th Street North; Suite S205
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Amitabh Gupta works as a physiatrist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include nerve conduction studies (NCS). Dr. Gupta takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Northside Hospital and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical Interests: Nerve Conduction Studies

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 146
  • Charge (avg.): $99
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Mrs Christine Jeanette Weot MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospital Medicine, Other
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1609 Pasadena Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Christine Weot's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Weot is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Weot completed a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Neuromus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Sardha Perera works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $241 - $598
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63 - $95
Dr Carlos A Labrador FAAFP MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
65 65th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a family practice physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Labrador focuses on preventive care and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Labrador is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Labrador is affiliated with Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Labrador has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Care, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $135
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Mr Robert L Swiggett Jr MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL

Dr. Robert Swiggett practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Swiggett include knee replacement, knee ligament injury, and sports health. 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 studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Swiggett trained at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Swiggett speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Ganglion Cyst, Nerve Con ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Mr Clinton Bertrand Davis II MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Clinton Davis is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Davis performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Davis's average rating from his patients 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Joint Injections

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $353
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Richard T Herrick MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL

Dr. Richard Herrick practices hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Bardmoor Surgery Center. Dr. Herrick 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. Dr. Herrick studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $235
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46
Dr Anthony Stanek Albert MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104 Northside Professional Complex
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Anthony Albert specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Albert include knee problems, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Bardmoor Surgery Center. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albert honors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, MRI

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $189 - $191
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $57
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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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