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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $204 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
2,090
Rank: 4th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
10,286
Rank: 44th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
4.9 This Provider
Avg 5.9
Total Paid
by Medicare
$505K
Rank: 9th
out of 2,609 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$242 This Provider
Avg $204

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

STEPHEN GRUBB

GLENN GANGI

GAVIN LEASK

JOHN RAZOOK

PAUL KUPERMAN

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

MCLEOD LORIS SEACOAST H...

Patients saw before

TOM CHRISTENSEN MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

STEPHEN GRUBB

JOHN RAZOOK

GLENN GANGI

YOUNG SONG

RUSSELL DERRICK

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

MCLEOD LORIS SEACOAST H...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 91 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
4,921
times performed,
48% of his services

1st 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

1,691
patients got this service, 81% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$793,905an average of $161 per time performed $331,577
an average of $67 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, denosumab, 1 mg

Service Code: J0897
Performed in an office
660
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 19th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$26,162an average of $40 per time performed $7,418
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
610
times performed,
6% of his services

3rd 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

105
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
5.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.8)
$18,465an average of $30 per time performed $3,209
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
568
times performed,
6% of his services

4th 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

565
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,550an average of $66 per time performed $13,092
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle

Service Code: 90662
Performed in an office
539
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 32nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

538
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$49,755an average of $92 per time performed $17,604
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
491
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 5th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

329
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$17,514an average of $36 per time performed $6,358
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
459
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

414
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$56,384an average of $123 per time performed $22,890
an average of $50 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
211
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 70th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

210
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$62,127an average of $294 per time performed $9,371
an average of $44 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, regadenoson, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J2785
Performed in an office
144
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 184th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$10,192an average of $71 per time performed $5,872
an average of $41 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
1% of his services

10th 24th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

101
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,793an average of $76 per time performed $936
an average of $9 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
97
times performed,
0.94% of his services

11th 93rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

84
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,170an average of $22 per time performed $204
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) level

Service Code: 82947
Performed in an office
95
times performed,
0.92% of his services

12th 50th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

79
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$2,992an average of $31 per time performed $406
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m sestamibi, diagnostic, per study dose

Service Code: A9500
Performed in an office
90
times performed,
0.87% of his services

13th 229th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

45
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$28,780an average of $320 per time performed $5,124
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81000
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.81% of his services

14th 56th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

80
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,826an average of $22 per time performed $347
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urine microalbumin (protein) level

Service Code: 82043
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.66% of his services

15th 57th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

68
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,694an average of $54 per time performed $526
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.63% of his services

16th 189th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

62
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,964an average of $569 per time performed $7,827
an average of $120 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.58% of his services

17th 183rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

59
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,943an average of $499 per time performed $9,493
an average of $158 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.58% of his services

18th 21st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

60
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$15,883an average of $265 per time performed $6,260
an average of $104 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
59
times performed,
0.57% of his services

19th 304th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

56
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,249an average of $326 per time performed $2,366
an average of $40 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
56
times performed,
0.54% of his services

20th 102nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

49
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,400an average of $168 per time performed $2,736
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in an office
55
times performed,
0.53% of his services

21st 268th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

55
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$59,328an average of $1,079 per time performed $18,730
an average of $341 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 3... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99203
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.47% of his services

22nd 47th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

48
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,803an average of $163 per time performed $2,665
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.43% of his services

23rd 23rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

40
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$682an average of $16 per time performed $150
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, testosterone cypionate, 1 cc, 200 mg

Service Code: J1080
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.39% of his services

24th 111th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 6.2)
$1,120an average of $28 per time performed $125
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.36% of his services

25th 41st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 0.62% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.1)
$1,206an average of $33 per time performed $49
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.35% of his services

26th 170th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

36
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,704an average of $353 per time performed $5,524
an average of $153 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.34% of his services

27th 43rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

35
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,261an average of $65 per time performed $804
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, di... +

Injection beneath the skin or into muscle for therapy, diagnosis, or prevention ×

Service Code: 96372
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.31% of his services

28th 10th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

27
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$1,916an average of $60 per time performed $538
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 2... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 20 minutes ×

Service Code: 99202
Performed in an office
32
times performed,
0.31% of his services

29th 122nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

32
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,740an average of $86 per time performed $1,184
an average of $37 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.3% of his services

30th 54th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

31
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,235an average of $169 per time performed $2,360
an average of $76 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.3% of his services

31st 78th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

26
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$681an average of $22 per time performed $218
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed a... +

Electrocardiogram, routine ecg with 12 leads; performed as a screening for the initial preventive physical examination with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: G0403
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.29% of his services

32nd 237th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

30
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,958an average of $65 per time performed $273
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.28% of his services

33rd 108th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$680an average of $23 per time performed $92
an average of $3 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluzone) ×

Service Code: Q2038
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.2% of his services

34th 44th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

21
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$840an average of $40 per time performed $248
an average of $12 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.2% of his services

35th 30th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$75an average of $4 per time performed $2
an average of $0 per time performed
medical
ADMINISTRATIVE

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose +

Technetium tc-99m tetrofosmin, diagnostic, per study dose ×

Service Code: A9502
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.2% of his services

36th 317th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$12,600an average of $600 per time performed $1,829
an average of $87 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.19% of his services

37th 27th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$688an average of $34 per time performed $297
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.18% of his services

38th 256th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

19
patients got this service, 0.91% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,378an average of $388 per time performed $1,932
an average of $102 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.17% of his services

39th 148th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

16
patients got this service, 0.77% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,627an average of $96 per time performed $396
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.15% of his services

40th 129th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

14
patients got this service, 0.67% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,683an average of $112 per time performed $515
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.15% of his services

41st 25th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

15
patients got this service, 0.72% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$150an average of $10 per time performed $47
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit; includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), initial visit ×

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

42nd 59th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,416an average of $368 per time performed $1,913
an average of $159 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool analysis for blood to screen for colon tumors

Service Code: 82270
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.12% of his services

43rd 90th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 0.57% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$280an average of $23 per time performed $52
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

44th 13th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$110an average of $10 per time performed $33
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule +

Aspiration and/or injection of large joint or joint capsule ×

Service Code: 20610
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.11% of his services

45th 61st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 0.53% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,534an average of $139 per time performed $497
an average of $45 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Tom A Christensen
Average for Family Medicine Providers in North Carolina

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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