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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $193 per patient in 2012.
They performed about 6 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,073
Rank: 47th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
7,868
Rank: 108th
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
7.3 This Provider
Avg 5.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$313K
Rank: 31st
out of 2,477 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$292 This Provider
Avg $193

Office Visits

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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 N. Gardner
Average for Family Practice Providers in North Carolina

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, from Jan. 2012 to June 2013.

Individuals

DENNIS CLEMENS

CHALLIE MINTON

HUYI JIN KIM

RICHARD PRESKE

JASON STOPYRA

Organizations

NORTHERN HOSPITAL DISTR...

FORSYTH MEMORIAL HOSPIT...

Patients saw before

Donald N. Gardner

Patients saw after

Individuals

CHALLIE MINTON

DENNIS CLEMENS

HUYI JIN KIM

RICHARD PRESKE

GLENN PFITZNER

Organizations

NORTHERN HOSPITAL DISTR...

FORSYTH MEMORIAL HOSPIT...

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 35 different services in 2012
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
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
3,063
times performed,
39% of his services

1st 2nd

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

958
patients got this service, 89% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2)
$306,300an average of $100 per time performed $134,772
an average of $44 per time performed
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
1,222
times performed,
16% of his services

2nd 1st

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

617
patients got this service, 58% of his patients
2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.3)
$184,522an average of $151 per time performed $79,430
an average of $65 per time performed
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
563
times performed,
7% of his services

3rd 9th

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

171
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
2.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$19,142an average of $34 per time performed $9,008
an average of $16 per time performed
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
410
times performed,
5% of his services

4th 27th

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

405
patients got this service, 38% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,200an average of $20 per time performed $5,740
an average of $14 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of influenza virus vaccine

Service Code: G0008
Performed in an office
386
times performed,
5% of his services

5th 6th

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

383
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$13,124an average of $34 per time performed $8,878
an average of $23 per time performed
DRUGS

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

Service Code: J3420
Performed in an office
274
times performed,
3% of his services

6th 31st

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

62
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
4.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$3,014an average of $11 per time performed $0
an average of $0 per time performed
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
247
times performed,
3% of his services

7th 43rd

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

247
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$37,050an average of $150 per time performed $25,935
an average of $105 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, ceftriaxone sodium, per 250 mg

Service Code: J0696
Performed in an office
244
times performed,
3% of his services

8th 25th

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

53
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$5,856an average of $24 per time performed $244
an average of $1 per time performed
MEDICINE

Administration of 1 vaccine

Service Code: 90471
Performed in an office
204
times performed,
3% of his services

9th 51st

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

191
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,120an average of $30 per time performed $2,856
an average of $14 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone acetate, 80 mg

Service Code: J1040
Performed in an office
139
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 71st

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

94
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$5,282an average of $38 per time performed $695
an average of $5 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 71020
Performed in an office
131
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 30th

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

110
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$6,812an average of $52 per time performed $2,751
an average of $21 per time performed
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
114
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 55th

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

83
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$12,996an average of $114 per time performed $5,244
an average of $46 per time performed
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
87
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 22nd

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

77
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,306an average of $38 per time performed $1,044
an average of $12 per time performed
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
79
times performed,
1% of his services

14th 44th

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

79
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,555an average of $45 per time performed $3,555
an average of $45 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Administration of pneumococcal vaccine

Service Code: G0009
Performed in an office
79
times performed,
1% of his services

15th 52nd

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

79
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,133an average of $27 per time performed $1,817
an average of $23 per time performed
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
65
times performed,
0.83% of his services

16th 12th

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.2)
$2,080an average of $32 per time performed $910
an average of $14 per time performed
DRUGS

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg +

Injection, methylprednisolone sodium succinate, up to 125 mg ×

Service Code: J2930
Performed in an office
54
times performed,
0.69% of his services

17th 138th

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

41
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,268an average of $42 per time performed $108
an average of $2 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Destruction of up to 14 skin growths

Service Code: 17110
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
0.66% of his services

18th 237th

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

47
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$11,648an average of $224 per time performed $3,744
an average of $72 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72100
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.65% of his services

19th 131st

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

51
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,162an average of $62 per time performed $1,224
an average of $24 per time performed
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
49
times performed,
0.62% of his services

20th 95th

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

49
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,096an average of $104 per time performed $1,911
an average of $39 per time performed
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
46
times performed,
0.58% of his services

21st 26th

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

44
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$2,806an average of $61 per time performed $1,150
an average of $25 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Bone density measurement using dedicated x-ray machine

Service Code: 77080
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.55% of his services

22nd 66th

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

43
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$5,633an average of $131 per time performed $2,494
an average of $58 per time performed
PROCEDURES

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

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

Service Code: G0438
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.47% of his services

23rd 46th

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

37
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$7,363an average of $199 per time performed $5,698
an average of $154 per time performed
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
27
times performed,
0.34% of his services

24th 149th

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

27
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$8,100an average of $300 per time performed $3,591
an average of $133 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of knee, 1 or 2 views

Service Code: 73560
Performed in an office
25
times performed,
0.32% of his services

25th 177th

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

25
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,175an average of $47 per time performed $525
an average of $21 per time performed
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
23
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th 133rd

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

20
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,265an average of $55 per time performed $575
an average of $25 per time performed
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
22
times performed,
0.28% of his services

27th 40th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,344an average of $152 per time performed $1,430
an average of $65 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face vis... +

Initial preventive physical examination; face-to-face visit, services limited to new beneficiary during the first 12 months of medicare enrollment ×

Service Code: G0402
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.28% of his services

28th 126th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$3,388an average of $154 per time performed $3,256
an average of $148 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

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

Service Code: 72040
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.28% of his services

29th 270th

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

22
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$1,320an average of $60 per time performed $616
an average of $28 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

Ultrasound of abdomen

Service Code: 76700
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.25% of his services

30th 225th

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$4,220an average of $211 per time performed $1,820
an average of $91 per time performed
PROCEDURES

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health ... +

Physician certification for medicare-covered home health services under a home health plan of care (patient not present), including contacts with home health agency and review of reports of patient status required by physicians to affirm the initial implementation of the plan of care that meets patient's needs, per certification period ×

Service Code: G0180
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.23% of his services

31st 69th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,278an average of $71 per time performed $648
an average of $36 per time performed
MEDICINE

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress te... +

Exercise or drug-induced heart and blood vessel stress test with ekg monitoring, physician supervision, interpretation, and report ×

Service Code: 93015
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.19% of his services

32nd 245th

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

15
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,550an average of $170 per time performed $930
an average of $62 per time performed
RADIOLOGY

X-ray of ribs of one side of body, minimum of 2 views

Service Code: 73510
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.17% of his services

33rd 169th

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

13
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$585an average of $45 per time performed $351
an average of $27 per time performed
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing of 48-hour ekg

Service Code: 93225
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

34th 348th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$748an average of $68 per time performed $209
an average of $19 per time performed
SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS

Biopsy of single growth of skin and/or tissue

Service Code: 11100
Performed in an office
11
times performed,
0.14% of his services

35th 178th

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

11
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$2,112an average of $192 per time performed $770
an average of $70 per time performed

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.

Notes: This provider has a self-reported specialty of "Family Medicine." In some cases the self-reported specialty may differ from the specialty listed above, which comes from Medicare. Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients.

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