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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $500 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 15 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
809
Rank: 6th
out of 62 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
44,884
Rank: 3rd
out of 62 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
55.5 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 14.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$1.47M
Rank: 3rd
out of 62 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$1,817 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $500

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

KWADWO GYARTENG-DAKWA MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 53 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
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Opiates (drug) measurement

Service Code: 83925
Performed in an office
7,935
times performed,
18% of his services

1st 2nd

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

643
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$436,425an average of $55 per time performed $204,564
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Benzodiazepines level

Service Code: 80154
Performed in an office
3,938
times performed,
9% of his services

2nd 3rd

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

643
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$196,900an average of $50 per time performed $96,481
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Chemical analysis using chromatography technique

Service Code: 82542
Performed in an office
3,937
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd 1st

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

643
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$175,905an average of $45 per time performed $90,984
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amphetamine or methamphetamine level

Service Code: 82145
Performed in an office
3,905
times performed,
9% of his services

4th 7th

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

642
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$273,350an average of $70 per time performed $80,365
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Barbiturates level

Service Code: 82205
Performed in an office
3,885
times performed,
9% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

643
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$116,550an average of $30 per time performed $58,935
an average of $15 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
2,815
times performed,
6% of his services

6th 8th

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

641
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$610,855an average of $217 per time performed $136,584
an average of $49 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high c... +

Drug screen, qualitative; multiple drug classes by high complexity test method (e.g., immunoassay, enzyme assay), per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0431
Performed in an office
2,500
times performed,
6% of his services

7th 9th

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

757
patients got this service, 94% of his patients
3.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$627,250an average of $251 per time performed $241,325
an average of $97 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Breath alcohol level

Service Code: 82075
Performed in an office
2,206
times performed,
5% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

707
patients got this service, 87% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$66,180an average of $30 per time performed $34,899
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cocaine (drug) level

Service Code: 82520
Performed in an office
1,995
times performed,
4% of his services

9th 13th

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

643
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$59,850an average of $30 per time performed $40,080
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Methadone level

Service Code: 83840
Performed in an office
1,995
times performed,
4% of his services

10th 4th

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

643
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$89,775an average of $45 per time performed $43,152
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Pcp drug level

Service Code: 83992
Performed in an office
1,984
times performed,
4% of his services

11th 15th

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

643
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$69,460an average of $35 per time performed $38,628
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

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

Creatinine level to test for kidney function or muscle injury ×

Service Code: 82570
Performed in an office
1,973
times performed,
4% of his services

12th 11th

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

642
patients got this service, 79% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$98,650an average of $50 per time performed $13,535
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Use of vertical electrodes during eye or balance evaluation +

Use of vertical electrodes during eye or balance evaluation ×

Service Code: 92547
Performed in an office
1,256
times performed,
3% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

410
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$16,328an average of $13 per time performed $5,351
an average of $4 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
841
times performed,
2% of his services

14th 25th

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

456
patients got this service, 56% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.2)
$273,552an average of $325 per time performed $61,486
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Assessment and recording of abnormal eye movement with pa... +

Assessment and recording of abnormal eye movement with patient in a rotating chair ×

Service Code: 92546
Performed in an office
523
times performed,
1% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

407
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$123,428an average of $236 per time performed $37,745
an average of $72 per time performed
medical
NA

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system functio... +

Testing of autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system function, at least 5 minutes of tilt ×

Service Code: 95924
Performed in an office
510
times performed,
1% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

492
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$145,350an average of $285 per time performed $53,453
an average of $105 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Tracing of electrical activity of heart using 1-3 leads w... +

Tracing of electrical activity of heart using 1-3 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93040
Performed in an office
499
times performed,
1% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

481
patients got this service, 59% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,457an average of $43 per time performed $4,671
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Observation and recording from multiple positions of abno... +

Observation and recording from multiple positions of abnormal eye movements ×

Service Code: 92542
Performed in an office
430
times performed,
0.96% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

410
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$36,550an average of $85 per time performed $8,032
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Evaluation of retinal response to light

Service Code: 92270
Performed in an office
408
times performed,
0.91% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

392
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$88,536an average of $217 per time performed $27,054
an average of $66 per time performed
medical
NA

Nerve transmission studies, 11-12 studies

Service Code: 95912
Performed in an office
396
times performed,
0.88% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

389
patients got this service, 48% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$244,918an average of $618 per time performed $77,153
an average of $195 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
260
times performed,
0.58% of his services

21st 33rd

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

260
patients got this service, 32% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$129,740an average of $499 per time performed $30,066
an average of $116 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
149
times performed,
0.33% of his services

22nd 44th

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

77
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$5,215an average of $35 per time performed $668
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into lower or sacral spine

Service Code: 62311
Performed in an office
112
times performed,
0.25% of his services

23rd 37th

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

65
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$66,304an average of $592 per time performed $9,028
an average of $81 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
46
times performed,
0.1% of his services

24th 32nd

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

31
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$8,694an average of $189 per time performed $3,094
an average of $67 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, access... +

Implantation of spinal neurostimulator electrodes, accessed through the skin ×

Service Code: 63650
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.07% of his services

25th 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, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$71,500an average of $2,383 per time performed $24,110
an average of $804 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
25
times performed,
0.06% of his services

26th 46th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,825an average of $233 per time performed $1,133
an average of $45 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Assessment and recording of abnormal eye movement while t... +

Assessment and recording of abnormal eye movement while tracking moving object ×

Service Code: 92545
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.05% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

24
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,200an average of $50 per time performed $372
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Alcohol (ethanol) level

Service Code: 82055
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.05% of his services

28th 16th

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: 2.7)
$1,150an average of $50 per time performed $332
an average of $14 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
23
times performed,
0.05% of his services

29th 55th

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

22
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$3,019an average of $131 per time performed $749
an average of $33 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.05% of his services

30th 56th

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$14,960an average of $680 per time performed $1,753
an average of $80 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Observation, testing, and recording of abnormal eye movement +

Observation, testing, and recording of abnormal eye movement ×

Service Code: 92540
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.04% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,012an average of $236 per time performed $1,315
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex ... +

Electronic analysis and programming of implanted complex spinal cord or peripheral neurostimulator generator system during or after surgery, first hour ×

Service Code: 95972
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.03% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,360an average of $240 per time performed $1,153
an average of $82 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.

Kwadwo Gyarteng-dakwa
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.

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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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