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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, $417 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
733
Rank: 52nd
out of 1,230 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,612
Rank: 85th
out of 1,230 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
6.3 This Provider
Avg 5.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$690K
Rank: 7th
out of 1,230 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$941 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $417

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 134 different services in 2015
(91 were redacted as they were performed on less than 11 patients)

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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
1,260
times performed,
27% of his services

1st 1st

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

574
patients got this service, 78% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$257,985.00an average of $204.75 per time performed $76,167.00
an average of $60.45 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
421
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 30th

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

230
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$53,365.96an average of $126.76 per time performed $12,899.44
an average of $30.64 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views mini... +

X-ray lower and sacral spine including bending views minimum 6 views ×

Service Code: 72114
Performed in an office
233
times performed,
5% of his services

3rd 132nd

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

225
patients got this service, 31% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$53,955.81an average of $231.57 per time performed $13,322.94
an average of $57.18 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
213
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 11th

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

213
patients got this service, 29% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$99,928.95an average of $469.15 per time performed $29,140.53
an average of $136.81 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
199
times performed,
4% of his services

5th 71st

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

91
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
2.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$23,881.99an average of $120.01 per time performed $5,771.00
an average of $29.00 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
198
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 5th

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

180
patients got this service, 25% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$60,605.82an average of $306.09 per time performed $17,919.00
an average of $90.50 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
162
times performed,
4% of his services

7th 9th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
8.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.4)
$9,558.00an average of $59.00 per time performed $3,602.88
an average of $22.24 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord... +

Partial removal of spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63048
Performed in a facility
103
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 80th

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$93,009.00an average of $903.00 per time performed $19,158.00
an average of $186.00 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
96
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 73rd

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

94
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$136,728.00an average of $1,424.25 per time performed $11,898.24
an average of $123.94 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
94
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 10th

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

41
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,204.30an average of $23.45 per time performed $433.34
an average of $4.61 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization +

Insertion of spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization ×

Service Code: 22851
Performed in a facility
92
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 78th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$110,768.00an average of $1,204.00 per time performed $32,889.08
an average of $357.49 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
83
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 20th

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
7.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 5.5)
$4,648.00an average of $56.00 per time performed $1,568.70
an average of $18.90 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
77
times performed,
2% of his services

13th 114th

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

77
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$12,882.10an average of $167.30 per time performed $3,096.94
an average of $40.22 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of middle spine, 3 views

Service Code: 72070
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 127th

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

55
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$7,235.88an average of $106.41 per time performed $1,932.56
an average of $28.42 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach +

Fusion of spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22614
Performed in a facility
68
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 70th

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)
$78,676.00an average of $1,157.00 per time performed $23,413.08
an average of $344.31 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Removal of upper spine bone with release of spinal cord a... +

Removal of upper spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 63082
Performed in a facility
56
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$50,568.00an average of $903.00 per time performed $13,109.04
an average of $234.09 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation at base of neck for stabilization, 1 interspace ×

Service Code: 22840
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 159th

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

51
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$127,465.00an average of $2,405.00 per time performed $35,405.06
an average of $668.02 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spin... +

Partial removal of middle spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves ×

Service Code: 63047
Performed in a facility
51
times performed,
1% of his services

18th 95th

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

50
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$162,588.00an average of $3,188.00 per time performed $33,843.09
an average of $663.59 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc, anterior appr... +

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 22585
Performed in a facility
51
times performed,
1% of his services

19th 193rd

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$50,490.00an average of $990.00 per time performed $14,725.23
an average of $288.73 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
1% of his services

20th 138th

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$68,391.84an average of $1,424.83 per time performed $6,577.44
an average of $137.03 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of lower and sacral spine, minimum of 4 views

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
47
times performed,
1% of his services

21st 57th

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

47
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$8,210.90an average of $174.70 per time performed $2,019.12
an average of $42.96 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Donor bone graft for spine surgery

Service Code: 20931
Performed in a facility
47
times performed,
1% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$15,416.00an average of $328.00 per time performed $4,629.50
an average of $98.50 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral ... +

Fusion of lower spine bones, posterior or posterolateral approach ×

Service Code: 22612
Performed in a facility
43
times performed,
0.93% of his services

23rd 125th

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

42
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$199,735.00an average of $4,645.00 per time performed $42,599.67
an average of $990.69 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of spine, scoliosis study

Service Code: 72090
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.93% of his services

24th 172nd

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$6,738.96an average of $156.72 per time performed $1,541.98
an average of $35.86 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.8% of his services

25th 24th

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

35
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$3,133.90an average of $84.70 per time performed $911.31
an average of $24.63 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal ... +

Insertion of posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 3 to 6 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22842
Performed in a facility
35
times performed,
0.76% of his services

26th 145th

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$90,125.00an average of $2,575.00 per time performed $23,440.90
an average of $669.74 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Harvest of bone fragments for spine surgery graft

Service Code: 20937
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.65% of his services

27th 255th

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

29
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$14,940.00an average of $498.00 per time performed $4,415.70
an average of $147.19 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Removal of middle, lower, or sacral spine bone with relea... +

Removal of middle, lower, or sacral spine bone with release of spinal cord or nerves, transperitoneal or retroperitoneal approach ×

Service Code: 63091
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.65% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$27,090.00an average of $903.00 per time performed $4,664.70
an average of $155.49 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

3d radiographic procedure with computerized image postpro... +

3d radiographic procedure with computerized image postprocessing ×

Service Code: 76377
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.56% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,112.00an average of $312.00 per time performed $637.52
an average of $24.52 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal s... +

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 2 to 3 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22845
Performed in a facility
26
times performed,
0.56% of his services

30th 182nd

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

26
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$68,900.00an average of $2,650.00 per time performed $16,686.80
an average of $641.80 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spin... +

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63042
Performed in a facility
25
times performed,
0.54% of his services

31st 253rd

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

25
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$115,141.50an average of $4,605.66 per time performed $41,909.50
an average of $1,676.38 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Removal of upper spine bone with release of spinal cord a... +

Removal of upper spine bone with release of spinal cord and/or nerves, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 63081
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.5% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$117,737.00an average of $5,119.00 per time performed $34,573.60
an average of $1,503.20 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at upper spina... +

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at upper spinal column, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 22554
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.5% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

23
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$85,077.00an average of $3,699.00 per time performed $12,831.47
an average of $557.89 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of middle spinal canal

Service Code: 72146
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.46% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$30,175.95an average of $1,436.95 per time performed $2,680.65
an average of $127.65 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spin... +

Re-exploration of spine repair with release of lower spinal cord or nerves ×

Service Code: 63044
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.41% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,800.00an average of $1,200.00 per time performed $5,251.98
an average of $276.42 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Exploration of spinal fusion

Service Code: 22830
Performed in a facility
17
times performed,
0.37% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,140.00an average of $2,420.00 per time performed $10,118.06
an average of $595.18 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Removal of middle, lower, or sacral spine bone with relea... +

Removal of middle, lower, or sacral spine bone with release of spinal cord or nerves, transperitoneal or retroperitoneal approach ×

Service Code: 63090
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.35% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$92,064.00an average of $5,754.00 per time performed $18,311.68
an average of $1,144.48 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at lower spina... +

Fusion of spine bones with removal of disc at lower spinal column, anterior approach ×

Service Code: 22558
Performed in a facility
16
times performed,
0.35% of his services

38th 161st

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$71,808.00an average of $4,488.00 per time performed $10,878.24
an average of $679.89 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
15
times performed,
0.33% of his services

39th 6th

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: 1.7)
$3,672.00an average of $244.80 per time performed $777.30
an average of $51.82 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
14
times performed,
0.3% of his services

40th 7th

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)
$4,285.96an average of $306.14 per time performed $1,244.88
an average of $88.92 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal s... +

Insertion of anterior spinal instrumentation for spinal stabilization, 4 to 7 vertebral segments ×

Service Code: 22846
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

41st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,660.00an average of $2,820.00 per time performed $8,675.81
an average of $667.37 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.28% of his services

42nd 18th

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: 1.2)
$1,213.03an average of $93.31 per time performed $349.83
an average of $26.91 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Removal of deep bone implant

Service Code: 20680
Performed in a facility
12
times performed,
0.26% of his services

43rd 183rd

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)
$16,584.00an average of $1,382.00 per time performed $2,257.68
an average of $188.14 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.

Gregory D. Carlson
Average for Orthopaedic Surgery Providers in California

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.

Incorrect Info? If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected]. Here's a link to Medicare's data on this provider.

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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