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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, $266 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 5 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
1,034
Rank: 61st
out of 184 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,057
Rank: 40th
out of 184 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.8 This Provider
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$317K
Rank: 48th
out of 184 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$306 This Provider
Avg $266

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.

Patients saw before

ALAN GARDNER M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 79 different services in 2014

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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
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 2-14 skin growths

Service Code: 17003
Performed in an office
2,120
times performed,
30% of his services

1st 1st

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

342
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$38,732an average of $18 per time performed $15,412
an average of $7 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
1,083
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

676
patients got this service, 65% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$101,044an average of $93 per time performed $56,673
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, inter... +

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, intermediate complexity ×

Service Code: 88305
Performed in an office
972
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 6th

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

492
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$91,893an average of $95 per time performed $24,553
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of skin growth

Service Code: 17000
Performed in an office
607
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 3rd

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

442
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$65,283an average of $108 per time performed $26,186
an average of $43 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
399
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 4th

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

339
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$55,186an average of $138 per time performed $27,180
an average of $68 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

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

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

Service Code: J3301
Performed in an office
176
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 14th

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$880an average of $5 per time performed $225
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of each additional growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11101
Performed in an office
172
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 9th

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

114
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,573an average of $44 per time performed $4,171
an average of $24 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
166
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 10th

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

166
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$23,497an average of $142 per time performed $8,612
an average of $52 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, un... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of the scalp, underarms, trunk, arms, and/or legs ×

Service Code: 12032
Performed in an office
120
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 21st

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

99
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$48,983an average of $408 per time performed $26,842
an average of $224 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
109
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 5th

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

97
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$6,113an average of $56 per time performed $3,465
an average of $32 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
1% of his services

11th 7th

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

90
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$14,824an average of $147 per time performed $7,351
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17004
Performed in an office
88
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 13th

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

72
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,420an average of $232 per time performed $9,472
an average of $108 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11602
Performed in an office
78
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 22nd

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

68
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$25,521an average of $327 per time performed $7,396
an average of $95 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
59
times performed,
0.84% of his services

14th 8th

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

50
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$8,163an average of $138 per time performed $4,243
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of forehead, che... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 13132
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.77% of his services

15th 20th

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

45
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$41,979an average of $777 per time performed $19,375
an average of $359 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11642
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.68% of his services

16th 30th

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$17,309an average of $361 per time performed $4,895
an average of $102 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Aminolevulinic acid hcl for topical administration, 20%, ... +

Aminolevulinic acid hcl for topical administration, 20%, single unit dosage form (354 mg) ×

Service Code: J7308
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.68% of his services

17th 19th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$13,200an average of $275 per time performed $9,262
an average of $193 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant a... +

Application of light to aid destruction of premalignant and/or malignant skin growths, each session ×

Service Code: 96567
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.62% of his services

18th 23rd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$11,141an average of $253 per time performed $4,237
an average of $96 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Special stained specimen slides to identify organisms inc... +

Special stained specimen slides to identify organisms including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 88312
Performed in an office
38
times performed,
0.54% of his services

19th 48th

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

34
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,502an average of $145 per time performed $2,635
an average of $69 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 1... +

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

Service Code: 99201
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.51% of his services

20th 31st

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

36
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,002an average of $56 per time performed $1,033
an average of $29 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
29
times performed,
0.41% of his services

21st 56th

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,204an average of $42 per time performed $488
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Drainage of abscess

Service Code: 10060
Performed in an office
28
times performed,
0.4% of his services

22nd 38th

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

28
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,117an average of $147 per time performed $1,991
an average of $71 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (2.1 to 3.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11603
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.31% of his services

23rd 40th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,174an average of $372 per time performed $2,484
an average of $113 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (0.6 to 1.0 centimeters) of the face, ears, eyelids, nose, or lips ×

Service Code: 11641
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.31% of his services

24th 65th

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$6,925an average of $315 per time performed $2,074
an average of $94 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of t... +

Removal of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the scalp, neck, hands, feet, or genitals ×

Service Code: 11622
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.3% of his services

25th 64th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,129an average of $339 per time performed $2,035
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of forehead, che... +

Repair of wound (1.1 to 2.5 centimeters) of forehead, cheeks, chin, mouth, neck, underarms, genitals, hands, and/or feet ×

Service Code: 13131
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.26% of his services

26th 87th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,640an average of $480 per time performed $4,864
an average of $270 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Injection of chemical agent into multiple veins of same leg +

Injection of chemical agent into multiple veins of same leg ×

Service Code: 36471
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.26% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,961an average of $387 per time performed $2,814
an average of $156 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including a... +

Ultrasound scan of veins of both arms or legs including assessment of compression and functional maneuvers ×

Service Code: 93970
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.23% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,600an average of $350 per time performed $2,380
an average of $149 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of up to and including 15 skin tags

Service Code: 11200
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.21% of his services

29th 52nd

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$1,694an average of $113 per time performed $656
an average of $44 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moder... +

Pathology examination of tissue using a microscope, moderately low complexity ×

Service Code: 88304
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.21% of his services

30th 50th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,051an average of $70 per time performed $378
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, ... +

Repair of wound (2.6 to 7.5 centimeters) of neck, hands, feet, and/or genitals ×

Service Code: 12042
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

31st 81st

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,422an average of $387 per time performed $2,674
an average of $191 per time performed
medical
TEMPORARY CODES

All potassium hydroxide (koh) preparations

Service Code: Q0112
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.18% of his services

32nd 75th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$195an average of $15 per time performed $74
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) ... +

Destruction of malignant growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of face, ears, eyelids, nose, lips, or mouth ×

Service Code: 17282
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

33rd 45th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,298an average of $275 per time performed $1,657
an average of $138 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, ... +

Removal of growth (1.1 to 2.0 centimeters) of the trunk, arms, or legs ×

Service Code: 11402
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.16% of his services

34th 47th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$2,367an average of $215 per time performed $706
an average of $64 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.

Alan M Gardner
Average for Dermatology Providers in Georgia

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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