Dr. Epstein, Dr. Speyerer, & Dr. Gordon are Top Ranked Physicians treating Cardiovascular Surgeries patients in Polk County, Florida, based on Experience and Patient Volume


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By: Sharath Joji  Jun. 20, 2022

Dexur’s analysis of Medicare claims volumes shows that Dr. David M Epstein, Dr. David K Speyerer, & Dr. Michael K Gordon are the top three Physicians for Cardiovascular Surgeries in the county of Polk, Florida based on patient volume. Research has shown that case volume is positively correlated with better outcomes. Dexur is an approved purchaser of CMS claims data which it uses to produce data-driven rankings and research. Dexur's data is trusted by healthcare leaders, media and top academic institutions such as Harvard, with which it has published several academic papers.

Dexur's ranking is formulated based on an analysis of patient volume for each physician for Cardiovascular Surgeries in the county of Polk, FL. Physicians with more than 11 hospitalizations between Jan 2021 to Dec 2021 were considered for the study. The table below shows the top ranking physicians in Polk and their unique patient count data:

Physician Unique Patient Count Polk County Rank
Dr. David M Epstein 380 1
Dr. David K Speyerer 366 2
Dr. Michael K Gordon 284 3
Dr. Jong Ho Park
Dr. Neal Gary Kavesh
Dr. Claudio Manubens
Dr. Zia Rab
Dr. Mark Harold Mines
Dr. Paul E. Gibson
Dr. Folayan Fatade

Dr. David M Epstein is a Vascular & Interventional Radiology Physician from Lakeland, Florida, affiliated with Watson Clinic and Sheridan Radiology Services Of West Florida. Dr. Epstein received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 21 years. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Epstein provided treatment to 380 unique patients, highest for any Physician for Cardiovascular Surgeries in Polk, making him the top ranked Physician in Dexur’s Ranking.

Dr. David K Speyerer is a Vascular Surgery Physician from Winter Haven, Florida affiliated with Gessler Clinic Professional Association. He received his medical degree from University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 21 years. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Speyerer provided treatment to 366 unique patients, second highest among Physicians for Cardiovascular Surgeries in Polk, making him the second ranked Physician in Dexur’s Ranking.

Dr. Michael K Gordon is a board-certified Diagnostic Radiology Physician from Lakeland, Florida. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Radiology Associates and Radiology and Imaging Specialists Of Lakeland. Dr. Gordon received his medical degree from University of Kentucky and has been practicing for more than 13 years. Dr. Gordon provided treatment to 284 unique patients, third highest among Cardiovascular Surgeries Physicians in Polk County, making him the third ranked Physician in Dexur’s Ranking.

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