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The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $221 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 7 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
621
Rank: 227th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
21,252
Rank: 29th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
34.2 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 7.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$177K
Rank: 212th
out of 2,624 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$285 This Provider
Avg $221

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.

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 80 different services in 2015
(44 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
2,515
times performed,
12% of his services

1st 3rd

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

601
patients got this service, 97% of his patients
4.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$196,170.00an average of $78.00 per time performed $111,414.50
an average of $44.30 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone so... +

Injection, betamethasone acetate 3mg and betamethasone sodium phosphate 3mg ×

Service Code: J0702
Performed in an office
1,173
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd 102nd

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

220
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$10,592.19an average of $9.03 per time performed $4,680.27
an average of $3.99 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
426
times performed,
2% of his services

3rd 52nd

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$6,390.00an average of $15.00 per time performed $191.70
an average of $0.45 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
375
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 23rd

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

87
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
4.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$12,000.00an average of $32.00 per time performed $4,788.75
an average of $12.77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
297
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 8th

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
8.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.9)
$7,722.00an average of $26.00 per time performed $1,553.31
an average of $5.23 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient ... +

Vaccine for influenza for injection into muscle, patient 3 years and older ×

Service Code: 90656
Performed in an office
278
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 81st

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

278
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,950.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $3,805.82
an average of $13.69 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
257
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 7th

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

257
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,425.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $6,070.34
an average of $23.62 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)

Service Code: 80061
Performed in an office
209
times performed,
0.98% of his services

8th 9th

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

159
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$13,794.00an average of $66.00 per time performed $3,720.20
an average of $17.80 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin a1c level

Service Code: 83036
Performed in an office
207
times performed,
0.97% of his services

9th 5th

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

123
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$9,522.00an average of $46.00 per time performed $2,655.81
an average of $12.83 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
194
times performed,
0.91% of his services

10th 29th

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

109
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$3,104.00an average of $16.00 per time performed $607.22
an average of $3.13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
174
times performed,
0.82% of his services

11th 37th

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$4,350.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $93.96
an average of $0.54 per time performed
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
136
times performed,
0.64% of his services

12th 1st

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

94
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$17,000.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $8,776.08
an average of $64.53 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Hemoglobin measurement

Service Code: 85018
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
0.62% of his services

13th 110th

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

42
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$3,275.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $410.03
an average of $3.13 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
103
times performed,
0.48% of his services

14th 41st

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

33
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$1,339.00an average of $13.00 per time performed $227.63
an average of $2.21 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
86
times performed,
0.4% of his services

15th 137th

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

63
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$7,224.00an average of $84.00 per time performed $189.20
an average of $2.20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle in... +

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.29% of his services

16th 40th

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

50
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,098.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $420.90
an average of $6.90 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
54
times performed,
0.25% of his services

17th 61st

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

36
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,856.00an average of $164.00 per time performed $2,124.90
an average of $39.35 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope +

Manual urinalysis test with examination using microscope ×

Service Code: 81001
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
0.22% of his services

18th 30th

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

40
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$893.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $198.34
an average of $4.22 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.17% of his services

19th 56th

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

37
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$6,660.00an average of $180.00 per time performed $3,598.99
an average of $97.27 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
33
times performed,
0.16% of his services

20th 27th

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

32
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,145.00an average of $65.00 per time performed $366.63
an average of $11.11 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of digestive tract

Service Code: 78267
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.13% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,800.00an average of $100.00 per time performed $293.72
an average of $10.49 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of digestive tract

Service Code: 78268
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.13% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,400.00an average of $300.00 per time performed $2,515.24
an average of $89.83 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
27
times performed,
0.13% of his services

23rd 246th

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

24
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,050.00an average of $150.00 per time performed $1,884.60
an average of $69.80 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

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

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99212
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.12% of his services

24th 43rd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,475.00an average of $59.00 per time performed $691.00
an average of $27.64 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for influenza virus

Service Code: 87804
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.11% of his services

25th 87th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,080.00an average of $45.00 per time performed $366.48
an average of $15.27 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.1% of his services

26th 98th

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,178.00an average of $99.00 per time performed $914.32
an average of $41.56 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
21
times performed,
0.1% of his services

27th 47th

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,625.00an average of $125.00 per time performed $1,131.69
an average of $53.89 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
18
times performed,
0.08% of his services

28th 66th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$342.00an average of $19.00 per time performed $75.96
an average of $4.22 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, e... +

Shaving of 0.5 centimeters or less skin growth of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 11310
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.08% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,989.00an average of $117.00 per time performed $1,263.95
an average of $74.35 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
16
times performed,
0.08% of his services

30th 139th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,344.00an average of $84.00 per time performed $430.40
an average of $26.90 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of nail

Service Code: 11750
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.07% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,965.00an average of $331.00 per time performed $2,341.35
an average of $156.09 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.07% of his services

32nd 228th

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

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$2,415.00an average of $161.00 per time performed $607.50
an average of $40.50 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Urinalysis, manual test

Service Code: 81002
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.07% of his services

33rd 26th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$196.00an average of $14.00 per time performed $47.74
an average of $3.41 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.06% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in NC perform this service

12
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,340.00an average of $180.00 per time performed $1,115.01
an average of $85.77 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Automated urinalysis test

Service Code: 81003
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.06% of his services

35th 16th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$168.00an average of $14.00 per time performed $36.00
an average of $3.00 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.05% of his services

36th 12th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$275.00an average of $25.00 per time performed $259.60
an average of $23.60 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.

Donald Forrest Bias
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 2015 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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