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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. 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
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. 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
Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mixa include knee problems, hallux valgus (big toe bunion), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Mixa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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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Relevant Interests: , joint injections

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 433
  • Charge (avg.): $18 - $96
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $62
Dr. Howard W Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
709 16th Street North; Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, Largo, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sharf speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharf include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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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Clinical Interests: Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $311
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Jeffrey Lee Tedder, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5015 4th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tedder is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports health. Dr. Tedder honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Tedder is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $638
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62

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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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