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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $181 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
1,236
Rank: 242nd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
4,052
Rank: 204th
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
3.3 This Provider
Avg 3.2
Total Paid
by Medicare
$203K
Rank: 173rd
out of 561 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$165 This Provider
Avg $181

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

DAVID SAWYER M.D.

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 37 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 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
1,317
times performed,
33% of his services

1st 2nd

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

630
patients got this service, 51% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.7)
$269,985an average of $205 per time performed $96,734
an average of $73 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
685
times performed,
17% of his services

2nd 6th

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

197
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
3.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$9,590an average of $14 per time performed $3,603
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
406
times performed,
10% of his services

3rd 13th

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

180
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.8)
$84,854an average of $209 per time performed $32,115
an average of $79 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted ... +

Ultrasound examination of heart including color-depicted blood flow rate, direction, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93306
Performed in a facility
270
times performed,
7% of his services

4th 4th

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

260
patients got this service, 21% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$100,440an average of $372 per time performed $12,566
an average of $47 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
250
times performed,
6% of his services

5th 3rd

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

191
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$17,250an average of $69 per time performed $2,918
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
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 interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93018
Performed in a facility
220
times performed,
5% of his services

6th 14th

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

219
patients got this service, 18% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,900an average of $45 per time performed $2,391
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or... +

Nuclear medicine study of vessels of heart using drugs or exercise multiple studies ×

Service Code: 78452
Performed in a facility
211
times performed,
5% of his services

7th 18th

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

210
patients got this service, 17% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$100,436an average of $476 per time performed $12,295
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 50 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99222
Performed in a facility
96
times performed,
2% of his services

8th 24th

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

88
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$34,464an average of $359 per time performed $9,954
an average of $104 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
87
times performed,
2% of his services

9th 22nd

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

87
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$36,960an average of $425 per time performed $10,226
an average of $118 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads w... +

Routine electrocardiogram (ekg) using at least 12 leads with interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93010
Performed in a facility
85
times performed,
2% of his services

10th 1st

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

46
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$1,955an average of $23 per time performed $533
an average of $6 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

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

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

Service Code: 93016
Performed in a facility
68
times performed,
2% of his services

11th 17th

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

68
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$4,556an average of $67 per time performed $1,157
an average of $17 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-... +

Heart rhythm tracing, analysis, and interpretation of 48-hour ekg ×

Service Code: 93224
Performed in an office
52
times performed,
1% of his services

12th 57th

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

51
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$21,684an average of $417 per time performed $3,173
an average of $61 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
44
times performed,
1% of his services

13th 10th

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

35
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.6)
$2,332an average of $53 per time performed $642
an average of $15 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and... +

Doppler ultrasound study of heart blood flow, valves, and chambers ×

Service Code: 93320
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
0.94% of his services

14th 36th

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,090an average of $55 per time performed $542
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood fl... +

Doppler ultrasound study of color-directed heart blood flow, rate, and valve function ×

Service Code: 93325
Performed in a facility
38
times performed,
0.94% of his services

15th 30th

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

38
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$418an average of $11 per time performed $102
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound exam... +

Insertion of probe in esophagus for heart ultrasound examination including interpretation and report ×

Service Code: 93312
Performed in a facility
30
times performed,
0.74% of his services

16th 44th

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

30
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$9,270an average of $309 per time performed $2,437
an average of $81 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

External shock to heart to regulate heart beat

Service Code: 92960
Performed in a facility
28
times performed,
0.69% of his services

17th 78th

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

26
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$24,528an average of $876 per time performed $2,547
an average of $91 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
23
times performed,
0.57% of his services

18th 20th

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

23
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$9,492an average of $413 per time performed $3,523
an average of $153 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
19
times performed,
0.47% of his services

19th 53rd

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

19
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$3,382an average of $178 per time performed $1,047
an average of $55 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
15
times performed,
0.37% of his services

20th 8th

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

12
patients got this service, 0.97% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.1)
$2,190an average of $146 per time performed $822
an average of $55 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
14
times performed,
0.35% of his services

21st 7th

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

14
patients got this service, 1% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$1,904an average of $136 per time performed $657
an average of $47 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.

David T Sawyer
Average for Cardiovascular Disease 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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