By: Jeffrey Maser  Jan. 05, 2018
Dexur analysts recently analyzed all inpatient claims data for U.S. Medicare enrollees between October 2015 - September 2016 and found that Dr. Vuong B. Nguyen, Dr. Edward J. Stolarski, and Dr. Edward Thomas Humbert were the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th highest volume physicians for hip and knee replacements during the time period. Dr. Nguyen practices at Orlando Regional Medical Center and accounted for 545 Medicare discharges. Dr. Stolarski, who practices primarily at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, accounted for 509 discharges and Dr. Humbert, whose primary practicing location is Lee Memorial Hospital, accounted for 504 discharges. The only U.S. physician to account for more discharges from Medicare enrollees than Dr. Nguyen during the timeframe was Dr. Andrew Glen Yun, who accounted for 752 discharges while practicing at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
Hip and knee replacement discharge data was examined between October 2015 - September 2016. Physicians were included in the final rankings if 11 or more discharges were accounted for by the physician during the time period. 9,576 physicians met the criteria nationwide and 531 physicians met the criteria for Florida Medicare enrollees, specifically. After Dr. Humbert, the Florida physician ranking highest for U.S. Medicare enrollee hip and knee replacement discharge volume was Dr. Richard David Heekin of St. Vincent’s Medical Center - Riverside, whose 429 discharges placed the physician 11th in the national rankings.
Along with being the highest volume physicians in Florida for hip and knee replacements, Dr. Nguyen, Stolarski and Humbert ranked at the top for total procedures as well. Dr. Stolarski’s 575 total discharges for Florida Medicare enrollees led the state. Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Humbert ranked 3rd and 5th by accounting for 545 and 453 discharges, respectively, for Florida Medicare enrollee total discharge volume. Interestingly, every single one of Dr. Nguyen’s discharges in Florida fell under hip and knee replacement. In contrast, hip and knee replacements only comprised 89% and 90% of the Florida Medicare discharges from Dr. Stolarski and Dr. Humbert, respectively.
|Top 10 Hip and Knee Replacement Physicians by Discharge Volume for U.S. Medicare Enrollees between October 2015 - September 2016|
|Discharge Volume Rank||Physician Name||Practicing Hospital||Practicing Hospital City||Practicing Hospital State||Total Hip and Knee Replacement Discharges||% Of National Discharges|
|All U.S. Physicians||536,762||100.00%|
|1||Andrew Glen Yun||Providence Saint John’s Health Center||Santa Monica||California||752||0.14%|
|2||Vuong B Nguyen||Orlando Regional Medical Center||Orlando||Florida||545||0.10%|
|3||Edward J Stolarski||Sarasota Memorial Hospital||Sarasota||Florida||509||0.09%|
|4||Anthony Thomas Carter||Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital||Newport News||Virginia||507||0.09%|
|5||Edward Thomas Humbert||Lee Memorial Hospital||Fort Myers||Florida||504||0.09%|
|6||John Terry Dearborn||Washington Hospital Healthcare System||Fremont||California||494||0.09%|
|7||Alvin Chua Ong||AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus||Pomona||New Jersey||467||0.09%|
|8||Kirk A Kindsfater||UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital||Fort Collins||Colorado||465||0.09%|
|9||Wayne A Goodson||Huntsville Hospital||Huntsville||Alabama||448||0.08%|
|10||Kenneth Andrew Martin||Arkansas Surgical Hospital||Little Rock||Arkansas||447||0.08%|