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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, $465 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 11 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
626
Rank: 7th
out of 26 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,614
Rank: 3rd
out of 26 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
20.2 This Provider
Avg 11.3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$568K
Rank: 2nd
out of 26 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$907 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $465

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

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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
2,727
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 4th

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

214
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$21,816.00an average of $8.00 per time performed $3,681.45
an average of $1.35 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
1,909
times performed,
15% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

244
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$17,238.27an average of $9.03 per time performed $8,705.04
an average of $4.56 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
1,246
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 3rd

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

441
patients got this service, 70% of his patients
2.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$188,146.00an average of $151.00 per time performed $63,770.28
an average of $51.18 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
1,167
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 7th

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

145
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$2,334.00an average of $2.00 per time performed $128.37
an average of $0.11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg complete study ×

Service Code: 95886
Performed in an office
788
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 22nd

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

363
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$141,052.00an average of $179.00 per time performed $53,276.68
an average of $67.61 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
616
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 1st

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

48
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$616.00an average of $1.00 per time performed $67.76
an average of $0.11 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 9-10 studies

Service Code: 95911
Performed in an office
377
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 47th

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

306
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$173,420.00an average of $460.00 per time performed $64,663.04
an average of $171.52 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
337
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 5th

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

237
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$80,377.87an average of $238.51 per time performed $24,634.70
an average of $73.10 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
335
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 21st

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

335
patients got this service, 54% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$130,650.00an average of $390.00 per time performed $37,935.40
an average of $113.24 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
227
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 17th

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

95
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,043.00an average of $9.00 per time performed $601.55
an average of $2.65 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64483
Performed in an office
226
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 12th

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

133
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$256,030.88an average of $1,132.88 per time performed $37,314.86
an average of $165.11 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64493
Performed in an office
199
times performed,
2% of his services

12th 33rd

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

123
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$161,424.82an average of $811.18 per time performed $33,923.53
an average of $170.47 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64636
Performed in an office
197
times performed,
2% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

51
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$75,222.48an average of $381.84 per time performed $25,204.18
an average of $127.94 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
194
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 24th

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

127
patients got this service, 20% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$134,442.00an average of $693.00 per time performed $30,465.76
an average of $157.04 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64494
Performed in an office
175
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 36th

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

111
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$73,944.50an average of $422.54 per time performed $15,706.25
an average of $89.75 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of lower or sacral spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64495
Performed in an office
147
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 49th

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

94
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$63,990.57an average of $435.31 per time performed $13,312.32
an average of $90.56 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
116
times performed,
0.92% of his services

17th 25th

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

75
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$24,626.80an average of $212.30 per time performed $4,742.08
an average of $40.88 per time performed
medical

Nerve transmission studies, 11-12 studies

Service Code: 95912
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
0.89% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

101
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$60,480.00an average of $540.00 per time performed $21,627.20
an average of $193.10 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower o... +

Injections of anesthetic and/or steroid drug into lower or sacral spine nerve root using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64484
Performed in an office
109
times performed,
0.86% of his services

19th 35th

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

71
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$49,727.98an average of $456.22 per time performed $7,316.08
an average of $67.12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection +

Fluoroscopic guidance for spine or spinal canal injection ×

Service Code: 77003
Performed in an office
108
times performed,
0.86% of his services

20th 37th

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

81
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$21,924.00an average of $203.00 per time performed $6,847.20
an average of $63.40 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of lower or sacral spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64635
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
0.82% of his services

21st 61st

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

52
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$98,426.64an average of $946.41 per time performed $32,362.72
an average of $311.18 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72110
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
0.8% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

101
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$14,746.00an average of $146.00 per time performed $3,492.58
an average of $34.58 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of lower spinal canal

Service Code: 72148
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
0.78% of his services

23rd 44th

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

99
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$133,254.00an average of $1,346.00 per time performed $10,637.55
an average of $107.45 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic ... +

Injection procedure into sacroiliac joint for anesthetic or steroid ×

Service Code: 27096
Performed in an office
83
times performed,
0.66% of his services

24th 38th

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

62
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$126,428.92an average of $1,523.24 per time performed $8,470.15
an average of $102.05 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 3 or more muscles

Service Code: 20553
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
0.63% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

59
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,983.00an average of $177.00 per time performed $3,594.50
an average of $45.50 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
50
times performed,
0.4% of his services

26th 40th

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

39
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$700.00an average of $14.00 per time performed $274.50
an average of $5.49 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64490
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.36% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$41,819.85an average of $929.33 per time performed $8,545.50
an average of $189.90 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64491
Performed in an office
45
times performed,
0.36% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

29
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,684.05an average of $504.09 per time performed $4,365.00
an average of $97.00 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves with imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64634
Performed in an office
44
times performed,
0.35% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$18,480.00an average of $420.00 per time performed $6,178.04
an average of $140.41 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using ima... +

Injections of upper or middle spine facet joint using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64492
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.33% of his services

30th 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
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$19,760.16an average of $470.48 per time performed $4,093.32
an average of $97.46 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.29% of his services

31st 52nd

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

23
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$26,172.00an average of $727.00 per time performed $6,210.36
an average of $172.51 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity o... +

Needle measurement and recording of electrical activity of muscles of arm or leg limited study ×

Service Code: 95885
Performed in an office
35
times performed,
0.28% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,955.00an average of $113.00 per time performed $1,531.25
an average of $43.75 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of upper spine, 4 or 5 views

Service Code: 72050
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.27% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

34
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,896.00an average of $144.00 per time performed $1,110.44
an average of $32.66 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
0.23% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

25
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,407.00an average of $83.00 per time performed $559.41
an average of $19.29 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves ... +

Destruction of upper or middle spinal facet joint nerves using imaging guidance ×

Service Code: 64633
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.19% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

13
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$22,056.00an average of $919.00 per time performed $7,348.08
an average of $306.17 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of upper spinal canal

Service Code: 72141
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.17% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

22
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$26,686.00an average of $1,213.00 per time performed $2,380.18
an average of $108.19 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
19
times performed,
0.15% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

19
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,496.00an average of $184.00 per time performed $879.70
an average of $46.30 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.13% of his services

38th 56th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$3,553.00an average of $209.00 per time performed $1,166.20
an average of $68.60 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injections of trigger points in 1 or 2 muscles

Service Code: 20552
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.13% of his services

39th 54th

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

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,480.00an average of $155.00 per time performed $410.88
an average of $25.68 per time performed
medical
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

Injection of dye for x-ray imaging of hip joint

Service Code: 27093
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.13% of his services

40th 57th

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$22,832.00an average of $1,427.00 per time performed $2,188.80
an average of $136.80 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of pelvis, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 72170
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.12% of his services

41st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,230.00an average of $82.00 per time performed $293.70
an average of $19.58 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
14
times performed,
0.11% of his services

42nd 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
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,330.00an average of $95.00 per time performed $356.44
an average of $25.46 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of shoulder, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73030
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.11% of his services

43rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,260.00an average of $90.00 per time performed $298.90
an average of $21.35 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.

Ehsan Alam
Average for Pain 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.

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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