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CLIFFORD WHEELESS M.D.

847 WAKE FOREST BUSINESS PARK SUITE 202, WAKE FOREST, NC, 27587 | (919) 562-9410

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $372 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
768
Rank: 51st
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
8,703
Rank: 21st
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
11.3 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$251K
Rank: 86th
out of 549 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$327 This Provider
Avg $372

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

ADAM BREWER

KRYSTA HOLTERMAN

KATHRYN MURPHY

KHANH VU

WILLIE SESSIONS

Organizations

DLP MARIA PARHAM MEDICA...

LOUISBURG NOVANT LLC

Patients saw before

CLIFFORD WHEELESS M.D.

Patients saw after

Individuals

ADAM BREWER

KRYSTA HOLTERMAN

KATHRYN MURPHY

STEVEN SCHWAM

KHANH VU

Organizations

DLP MARIA PARHAM MEDICA...

LOUISBURG NOVANT LLC

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 115 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
drug
DRUGS

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specif... +

Injection, triamcinolone acetonide, not otherwise specified, 10 mg ×

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
4,737
times performed,
54% of his services

1st 1st

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

378
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$32,875an average of $7 per time performed $6,300
an average of $1 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
1,539
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

637
patients got this service, 83% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$193,037an average of $125 per time performed $76,658
an average of $50 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
674
times performed,
8% of his services

3rd 4th

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

316
patients got this service, 41% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$101,808an average of $151 per time performed $28,881
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
227
times performed,
3% of his services

4th 49th

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

133
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$27,941an average of $123 per time performed $7,595
an average of $33 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
117
times performed,
1% of his services

5th 117th

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$59an average of $1 per time performed $30
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular i... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, euflexxa, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7323
Performed in an office
113
times performed,
1% of his services

6th 29th

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

44
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.5)
$49,702an average of $440 per time performed $12,673
an average of $112 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
102
times performed,
1% of his services

7th 8th

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

102
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$19,482an average of $191 per time performed $7,086
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 17th

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

88
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,380an average of $101 per time performed $2,122
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 3 views

Service Code: 73562
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 9th

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

70
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$7,395an average of $85 per time performed $2,146
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
85
times performed,
0.98% of his services

10th 13th

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

57
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,814an average of $68 per time performed $1,759
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, rang... +

Therapeutic exercise to develop strength, endurance, range of motion, and flexibility, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97110
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.92% of his services

11th 19th

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

27
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.9)
$4,560an average of $57 per time performed $1,582
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
80
times performed,
0.92% of his services

12th 12th

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

70
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,706an average of $84 per time performed $1,783
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine of neck, 2 or 3 views

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
66
times performed,
0.76% of his services

13th 40th

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

65
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,342an average of $81 per time performed $1,670
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.75% of his services

14th 14th

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

58
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$5,102an average of $78 per time performed $1,806
an average of $28 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
52
times performed,
0.6% of his services

15th 89th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,680an average of $90 per time performed $909
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ankle, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73610
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.59% of his services

16th 24th

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

34
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$4,029an average of $79 per time performed $1,199
an average of $24 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 4 or more views

Service Code: 73564
Performed in an office
46
times performed,
0.53% of his services

17th 20th

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

36
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,462an average of $97 per time performed $1,456
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 20605
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.51% of his services

18th 48th

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$5,280an average of $120 per time performed $1,223
an average of $28 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of foot, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73630
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.45% of his services

19th 22nd

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

32
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,040an average of $78 per time performed $848
an average of $22 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular ... +

Hyaluronan or derivative, orthovisc, for intra-articular injection, per dose ×

Service Code: J7324
Performed in an office
33
times performed,
0.38% of his services

20th 63rd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$17,688an average of $536 per time performed $4,722
an average of $143 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions... +

Manual (physical) therapy techniques to 1 or more regions, each 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 97140
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.36% of his services

21st 53rd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.6)
$1,643an average of $53 per time performed $490
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane +

Injections of tendon sheath, ligament, or muscle membrane ×

Service Code: 20550
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.24% of his services

22nd 33rd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,471an average of $118 per time performed $716
an average of $34 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Repair of knee joint

Service Code: 27447
Performed in a facility
21
times performed,
0.24% of his services

23rd 23rd

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

20
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$109,200an average of $5,200 per time performed $21,696
an average of $1,033 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.2% of his services

24th 119th

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,312an average of $136 per time performed $1,178
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of both hips minimum 2 views

Service Code: 73520
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.17% of his services

25th 41st

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,650an average of $110 per time performed $439
an average of $29 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of wrist, minimum of 3 views

Service Code: 73110
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.17% of his services

26th 31st

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$1,185an average of $79 per time performed $369
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.16% of his services

27th 15th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$980an average of $70 per time performed $305
an average of $22 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.

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Clifford Roberts Wheeless
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery 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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