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

Dr. Christine Weot is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Weot attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weot include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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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 is a family medicine physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Labrador's areas of clinical interest consist of preventive care and cosmetic skin treatment. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Labrador accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital (Georgia). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Primary Care, Preventive Care, Cosmetic Skin Treatment

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $135
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Ian Charles Klein
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7331 9th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ian Klein works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, and joint injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $48
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40
Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N; Suite B
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos' medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Santos include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos accepts. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Santos trained at The Miriam Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Venkata G Budharaju, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2763 1st Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Venkata Budharaju practices adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include menopause, well woman care, and migraine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Budharaju honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Budharaju attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Budharaju (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Budharaju's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Robert M Abady
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1001 37th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Abady specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic foot ulcers, and joint injections. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abady takes. He completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Abady is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Neifeld's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and shingles. On average, patients gave Dr. Neifeld a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neifeld accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Neifeld speaks German.

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Dr. Abey Sarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Abey Sarai specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Kenneth City, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sarai's areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then she performed her residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2100 16th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirti Bhargava-Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. 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 has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Bhargava-Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally 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

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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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