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Mrs. Christine Jeanette Weot M.D.
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospital Medicine, Other
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1609 Pasadena Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christine Weot practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weot takes. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Carlos A. Labrador FAAFP, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.6 stars (10 ratings)
65 65th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Labrador is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: preventive care and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Labrador's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Labrador welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Labrador attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Ian Charles Klein D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7331 9th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ian Klein practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. Dr. Klein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Peripheral Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $48
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40
Gregorio S. Santos MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
6125 54th Avenue N; Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at The Miriam Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Santos's clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santos is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Epilepsy, Echocardiogram, Nutrition Counseling, Geriatric Health, Joint Injections

Dr. Robert Abady DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1001 37th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Abady's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and joint injections. Dr. Abady accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Abady completed residency programs at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Abady speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Venkata G. Budharaju MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
average rating 4.04 stars (23 ratings)
2763 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju is an adult endocrinologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Budharaju attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Budharaju include menopause, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and migraine. The average patient rating for Dr. Budharaju is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Budharaju 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. Dr. Budharaju (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 1 stars (6 ratings)
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel works as an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Bhargava-Patel's patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. For her residency, Dr. Bhargava-Patel trained at Civil Hospital, Karachi and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $85
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 3.39 stars (27 ratings)
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Neifeld practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. Dr. Neifeld is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Neifeld speaks German.

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Dr. Abey Sarai FACP, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5670 54th Avenue N; Suite A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abey Sarai is an adult infectious disease specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarai include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarai takes. Dr. Sarai attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. Dr. Sarai's training includes residency programs at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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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