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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $582 per patient in 2015.
They performed about 15 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
928
Rank: 9th
out of 135 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
12,906
Rank: 23rd
out of 135 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
13.9 This Provider
Avg 15.5
Total Paid
by Medicare
$456K
Rank: 25th
out of 135 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$491 This Provider
Avg $582

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 63 different services in 2015
(25 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
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 200-299 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9966
Performed in an office
2,857
times performed,
22% of his services

1st 4th

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

577
patients got this service, 62% of his patients
1.7
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$17,056.29an average of $5.97 per time performed $428.55
an average of $0.15 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
1,782
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 2nd

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

468
patients got this service, 50% of his patients
3.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$365,220.90an average of $204.95 per time performed $84,680.64
an average of $47.52 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, midazolam hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2250
Performed in an office
1,756
times performed,
14% of his services

3rd 9th

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

428
patients got this service, 46% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$17,121.00an average of $9.75 per time performed $158.04
an average of $0.09 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
852
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 39th

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

525
patients got this service, 57% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$15,336.00an average of $18.00 per time performed $4,336.68
an average of $5.09 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, fentanyl citrate, 0.1 mg

Service Code: J3010
Performed in an office
650
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 12th

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

408
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$6,253.00an average of $9.62 per time performed $253.50
an average of $0.39 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of dr... +

Drug screen, other than chromatographic; any number of drug classes, by clia waived test or moderate complexity test, per patient encounter ×

Service Code: G0434
Performed in an office
468
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 13th

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

310
patients got this service, 33% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$28,080.00an average of $60.00 per time performed $6,874.92
an average of $14.69 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ketorolac tromethamine, per 15 mg

Service Code: J1885
Performed in an office
413
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 45th

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

122
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$912.73an average of $2.21 per time performed $173.46
an average of $0.42 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
402
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 35th

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

274
patients got this service, 30% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$310,275.66an average of $771.83 per time performed $78,036.24
an average of $194.12 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
376
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 41st

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

237
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$124,467.28an average of $331.03 per time performed $29,794.24
an average of $79.24 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
314
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 50th

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

254
patients got this service, 27% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$38,725.62an average of $123.33 per time performed $8,581.62
an average of $27.33 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
239
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 36th

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

239
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$76,967.56an average of $322.04 per time performed $17,160.20
an average of $71.80 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument +

Blood glucose (sugar) test performed by hand-held instrument ×

Service Code: 82962
Performed in an office
181
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

120
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,774.00an average of $54.00 per time performed $562.91
an average of $3.11 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
165
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 43rd

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

102
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.6)
$32,798.70an average of $198.78 per time performed $7,301.25
an average of $44.25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Fluoroscopic guidance for insertion of needle

Service Code: 77002
Performed in an office
163
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 90th

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

105
patients got this service, 11% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$25,781.71an average of $158.17 per time performed $10,669.98
an average of $65.46 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
153
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 58th

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

112
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$105,675.57an average of $690.69 per time performed $25,777.44
an average of $168.48 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
149
times performed,
1% of his services

16th 61st

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

108
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$52,392.87an average of $351.63 per time performed $13,366.79
an average of $89.71 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, 1mg

Service Code: J1100
Performed in an office
129
times performed,
1% of his services

17th 6th

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: 1.6)
$1,290.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $14.19
an average of $0.11 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
125
times performed,
0.97% of his services

18th 100th

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

90
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$71,530.00an average of $572.24 per time performed $17,870.00
an average of $142.96 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
122
times performed,
0.95% of his services

19th 115th

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

95
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$8,784.00an average of $72.00 per time performed $2,076.44
an average of $17.02 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
120
times performed,
0.93% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

120
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$25,682.40an average of $214.02 per time performed $6,000.00
an average of $50.00 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
111
times performed,
0.86% of his services

21st 93rd

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

78
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$76,719.87an average of $691.17 per time performed $18,441.54
an average of $166.14 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
105
times performed,
0.81% of his services

22nd 96th

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

74
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$35,496.30an average of $338.06 per time performed $9,002.70
an average of $85.74 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a... +

Moderate sedation services by physician also performing a procedure, patient 5 years of age or older, first 30 minutes ×

Service Code: 99144
Performed in an office
101
times performed,
0.78% of his services

23rd 29th

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

83
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$24,954.07an average of $247.07 per time performed $2,631.05
an average of $26.05 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
90
times performed,
0.7% of his services

24th 60th

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

54
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$66,634.20an average of $740.38 per time performed $14,544.00
an average of $161.60 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 20 mg

Service Code: J1020
Performed in an office
87
times performed,
0.67% of his services

25th 122nd

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

72
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$870.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $194.01
an average of $2.23 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
86
times performed,
0.67% of his services

26th 102nd

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

63
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$29,043.92an average of $337.72 per time performed $7,451.90
an average of $86.65 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 40 mg

Service Code: J1030
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.63% of his services

27th 20th

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

70
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.9)
$810.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $227.61
an average of $2.81 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

Injections of substances into upper or middle spine

Service Code: 62310
Performed in an office
81
times performed,
0.63% of his services

28th 80th

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

62
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$55,971.00an average of $691.00 per time performed $13,623.39
an average of $168.19 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
81
times performed,
0.63% of his services

29th 76th

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

57
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$28,601.91an average of $353.11 per time performed $7,312.68
an average of $90.28 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, orphenadrine citrate, up to 60 mg

Service Code: J2360
Performed in an office
68
times performed,
0.53% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

53
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$735.08an average of $10.81 per time performed $234.60
an average of $3.45 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
65
times performed,
0.5% of his services

31st 85th

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

56
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$100,200.10an average of $1,541.54 per time performed $25,438.40
an average of $391.36 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
49
times performed,
0.38% of his services

32nd 116th

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

17
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$43,180.76an average of $881.24 per time performed $6,583.15
an average of $134.35 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, cefazolin sodium, 500 mg

Service Code: J0690
Performed in an office
49
times performed,
0.38% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

15
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$490.00an average of $10.00 per time performed $28.42
an average of $0.58 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ondansetron hydrochloride, per 1 mg

Service Code: J2405
Performed in an office
48
times performed,
0.37% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

12
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$149.76an average of $3.12 per time performed $2.88
an average of $0.06 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Hyaluronan or derivative, hyalgan or supartz, for intra-a... +

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

Service Code: J7321
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.31% of his services

35th 82nd

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4)
$10,680.00an average of $267.00 per time performed $2,791.20
an average of $69.78 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
27
times performed,
0.21% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$102,168.00an average of $3,784.00 per time performed $18,684.00
an average of $692.00 per time performed
medical
NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

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

Service Code: 64633
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.2% of his services

37th 139th

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$33,359.04an average of $1,283.04 per time performed $7,865.52
an average of $302.52 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
16
times performed,
0.12% of his services

38th 53rd

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: 1.8)
$3,856.00an average of $241.00 per time performed $1,010.08
an average of $63.13 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

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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 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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