We found 6 providers matching spinal puncture and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Christopher T Skidmore, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor, Cob Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Skidmore is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Skidmore include vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), seizures, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Skidmore is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Ketogenic Diet, Epilepsy, Seizures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176
Dr. Clyde E Markowitz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Clyde Markowitz is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Markowitz has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuroimmunology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Markowitz is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86
Dr. Erin E Einbinder, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 2nd Floor, South Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erin Ingala works as a neurologist. Dr. Ingala's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, restless leg syndrome, and stroke. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , lumbar puncture

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Headache, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Bonn is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Bonn's clinical interests include peripheral vascular disease. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Bonn attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Fellow, Society of Interventional Radiology; Fellow: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe; and Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bonn is professionally affiliated with Radiology Associates of the Main Line (RAML) and Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $267
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86
Dr. Kiran Shankar Talekar, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
111 S 11th Street; Suite 3390
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kiran Talekar is a diagnostic radiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), evoked potential test, and spinal puncture (spinal tap). Dr. Talekar accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal puncture (spinal tap)

All Interests: Electromyography, MRI, Sinus Problems, CT Scan, Electroencephalography, Evoked Potential Test, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavillion - 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Schweickert specializes in adult pulmonology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schweickert graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $493
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86

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What is a Spinal Puncture?

A spinal puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is removed through a needle in the back. Cerebrospinal fluid, sometimes also called spinal fluid, surrounds and protects the brain and the spinal cord. A sample of spinal fluid may be used to diagnose problems of the central nervous system, such as infections or tumors.

Sometimes, large amounts of spinal fluid may build up, a condition called hydrocephalus, leading to increased pressure on the brain. In such cases, removing excess spinal fluid can be therapeutic by relieving symptoms. Therapeutic spinal punctures may also be used to inject medication into the spinal cord to treat cancer or for anesthesia before surgery.

Most often, a spinal puncture is performed in the lower back or lumbar region, called a lumbar puncture. You will usually be positioned on your side while your doctor inserts a hollow needle into your back. A small sample of spinal fluid will be collected, or medication will be injected. If large amounts of spinal fluid need to be removed, a lumbar drain, or thin tube, may be inserted in place of the needle. Following the procedure, the needle or drain will be removed, and the puncture site is closed and covered with a bandage.

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