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Dr. Danya A Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Godoy-Hung include pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Godoy-Hung takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le works as a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Le studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His areas of expertise include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le accepts. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio A Gonzalez-Paoli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez-Paoli, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Gonzalez-Paoli speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sonialy Lugo Ruiz is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lugo Ruiz graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE). For her professional training, Dr. Lugo Ruiz completed a residency program at Morristown Memorial Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lugo Ruiz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $90
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $57

Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Burns takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Burns graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Burns trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Hip Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (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' specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Ellis attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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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. Arnaldo Torres, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
6711 38th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Torres is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Torres's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. He takes 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 the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Friedman is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Friedman attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amitabh Gupta sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Seminole, FL. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. In his practice, Dr. Gupta focuses on nerve conduction studies (NCS). He is affiliated with Northside Hospital and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Nerve Conduction Studies

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 200
  • Charge (avg.): $20 - $176
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $88

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sardha Perera's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Perera's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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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. Christine Jeanette Weot, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospital Medicine, Other
1609 Pasadena Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christine Weot is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her areas of expertise include knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Weot attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 65th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador practices family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Labrador's clinical interests: preventive care and cosmetic skin treatment. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labrador accepts. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Labrador's residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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
Dr. Robert L Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Swiggett trained at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, knee ligament injury, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swiggett is conversant in 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, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Davis's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is in-network 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 Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Davis is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $353
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick's areas of specialization are hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herrick graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Albert is especially interested in knee problems, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Children's Hospital, Dr. Albert attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Albert is affiliated with Northside Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal 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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