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This Provider: At A Glance

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Number of
Patients
898
Services
Performed
6,974
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.8
Total Paid
by Medicare
$295K
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$329

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.

Individuals

CHALLIE MINTON

DENNIS CLEMENS

AMY DEVORE

HUYI JIN KIM

RICHARD PRESKE

Organizations

LABORATORY CORPORATION ...

NORTHERN HOSPITAL DISTR...

Patients saw before

Donald Nelson Gardner MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

CHALLIE MINTON

DENNIS CLEMENS

RICHARD PRESKE

SAM AURINGER

HUYI JIN KIM

Organizations

UTC LABORATORIES LLC

NORTHERN HOSPITAL DISTR...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 131 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
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
2,331
times performed,
33% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

751
patients got this service, 84% of his patients
3.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$256,410an average of $110 per time performed $105,315
an average of $45 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
1,289
times performed,
18% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

546
patients got this service, 61% of his patients
2.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$212,685an average of $165 per time performed $87,600
an average of $68 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
621
times performed,
9% of his services

3rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

139
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$21,114an average of $34 per time performed $10,383
an average of $17 per time performed
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered t... +

Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 years of age and older, for intramuscular use (fluvirin) ×

Service Code: Q2037
Performed in an office
400
times performed,
6% of his services

4th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

398
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$9,844an average of $25 per time performed $5,948
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
397
times performed,
6% of his services

5th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

395
patients got this service, 44% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$13,498an average of $34 per time performed $9,183
an average of $23 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, vitamin b-12 cyanocobalamin, up to 1000 mcg

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
268
times performed,
4% of his services

6th 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, 6% of his patients
5.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$536an average of $2 per time performed $367
an average of $1 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention... +

Annual wellness visit, includes a personalized prevention plan of service (pps), subsequent visit ×

Service Code: G0439
Performed in an office
191
times performed,
3% of his services

7th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

191
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$28,650an average of $150 per time performed $20,422
an average of $107 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
141
times performed,
2% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

35
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$423an average of $3 per time performed $72
an average of $1 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
104
times performed,
1% of his services

9th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

72
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,530an average of $15 per time performed $425
an average of $4 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the as... +

Smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit for the asymptomatic patient; intermediate, greater than 3 minutes, up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: G0436
Performed in an office
99
times performed,
1% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

73
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,980an average of $20 per time performed $1,304
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of chest, 2 views, front and side

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
71
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

60
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,550an average of $50 per time performed $1,424
an average of $20 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
71
times performed,
1% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

48
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$8,094an average of $114 per time performed $2,648
an average of $37 per time performed
drug
MEDICINE

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection ben... +

Vaccine for pneumococcal polysaccharide for injection beneath the skin or into muscle, patient 2 years or older ×

Service Code: 90732
Performed in an office
65
times performed,
0.93% of his services

13th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

65
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,705an average of $88 per time performed $4,878
an average of $75 per time performed
medical
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
61
times performed,
0.87% of his services

14th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

61
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,654an average of $27 per time performed $1,415
an average of $23 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
58
times performed,
0.83% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

58
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$7,656an average of $132 per time performed $2,631
an average of $45 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
43
times performed,
0.62% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

43
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$10,750an average of $250 per time performed $4,995
an average of $116 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretat... +

Routine ekg using at least 12 leads including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93000
Performed in an office
40
times performed,
0.57% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,501an average of $38 per time performed $466
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
36
times performed,
0.52% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

33
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,292an average of $147 per time performed $2,267
an average of $63 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.49% of his services

19th 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, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,156an average of $34 per time performed $520
an average of $15 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
26
times performed,
0.37% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,290an average of $165 per time performed $1,456
an average of $56 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.37% of his services

21st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

26
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,742an average of $67 per time performed $542
an average of $21 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 5 minutes ×

Service Code: 99211
Performed in an office
24
times performed,
0.34% of his services

22nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$768an average of $32 per time performed $283
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol... +

Demonstration and/or evaluation of patient use of aerosol generator, nebulizer, metered dose inhaler or intermittent positive pressure breathing (ippb) device ×

Service Code: 94664
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.32% of his services

23rd 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, 1% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$440an average of $20 per time performed $249
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on ... +

Ultrasound scanning of blood flow (outside the brain) on both sides of head and neck ×

Service Code: 93880
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.3% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

21
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,300an average of $300 per time performed $2,858
an average of $136 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exha... +

Measurement and graphic recording of total and timed exhaled air capacity ×

Service Code: 94010
Performed in an office
21
times performed,
0.3% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,155an average of $55 per time performed $532
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.27% of his services

26th 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
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,610an average of $190 per time performed $1,864
an average of $98 per time performed
medical
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of 15 or more skin growths

Service Code: 17111
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.26% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

14
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,222an average of $179 per time performed $1,675
an average of $93 per time performed
drug
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.24% of his services

28th 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
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$85an average of $5 per time performed $32
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
16
times performed,
0.23% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

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

16
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$752an average of $47 per time performed $305
an average of $19 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater ... +

Smoking and tobacco use intermediate counseling, greater than 3 minutes up to 10 minutes ×

Service Code: 99406
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.2% of his services

30th 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
$280an average of $20 per time performed $138
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
AUDITORY SYSTEM

Removal of impact ear wax, one ear

Service Code: 69210
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.19% of his services

31st 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, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$988an average of $76 per time performed $405
an average of $31 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
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

32nd 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$600an average of $50 per time performed $356
an average of $30 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
12
times performed,
0.17% of his services

33rd 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, 1% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$840an average of $70 per time performed $326
an average of $27 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound study of arteries of both arms and legs

Service Code: 93922
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.16% of his services

34th 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, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$990an average of $90 per time performed $677
an average of $62 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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Donald Nelson Gardner
Average for Family 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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