Physicians News, Research & Data Analysis

“How are you going to treat your family, how are you going to treat your friends? That's how you should treat your patients”: an interview with Dr. Chris Evanich

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 28, 2019

Dr. Christopher J. Evanich is a top-ranked orthopedic surgeon who practices at the Orthopedic Institute of Wisconsin. James Pitt interviewed Dr. Evanich about his practice, his method of patient education, what's good and bad in EHRs, and how his time as an engineer helped him in medicine. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Five Cardiac Surgeons Affiliated with Methodist Hospital San Antonio Among Top in Texas, Nation

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 17, 2019

Dr. William C.L. Wu performed more stent procedures on Medicare inpatients than any other doctor in Texas over a five year period from 2013 to 2017. This also placed him among the top 30 stent procedure surgeons in the entire United States over this period.

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Cardiovascular Specialists Dr. Luber, Dr. Hampton, and Dr. Gaba at CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center Top Washington State Rankings

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 16, 2019

Dr. John M. Luber has practiced at CHI Franciscan St. Joseph for twenty years, following five years as Cardiothoracic-Surgeon-in-Chief at Albany Medical Center. He is also an accomplished scientist, a principal investigator on over 30 clinical trials.

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Lee Memorial Hospital Top Ranked Cardiovascular Doctors Include Dr. Arcement, Dr. Hummel, Dr. DiGiorgi, and Dr. Buss

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 08, 2019

Four cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons affiliated with Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Meyers, FL were among the highest-ranked doctors in the state in their specialties.

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Dr. Magovern & Dr. Brown, Two Morristown Memorial Hospital - Affiliated Cardiac Surgeons, Top New Jersey State Rankings

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By: James Pitt  Jan. 07, 2019

Dr. Christopher J. Magovern & Dr. John M. Brown, two Cardiac Surgeons affiliated with Morristown Medical Center (an Atlantic Health System hospital), topped New Jersey state rankings for two major categories of cardiac procedures.

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Dr. Rajesh Agarwal of Hillcrest Hospital Accounted for 286 Pneumonia Discharges, More than Double the Volume of Nearly Every Other Ohio Physician

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By: Jeffrey Maser  Apr. 27, 2018

Dexur analysts recently examined Medicare discharge data from CMS between 2013-2016 and found that Dr. Rajesh Agarwal, of Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, accounted for 286 pneumonia discharges, the most of any Ohio physician. During the four year period, Dr. Agarwal also treated patients at Select Specialty Hospital - Cleveland Fairhill in Cleveland, Regency North Central Ohio - Cleveland East in Warrensville Heights, and South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights. Dr. Harbhajan S. Parmar of West Medical Center in Willoughby ranked 2nd with 214 discharges and joined Dr. Agarwal as the only physicians in the state with over 200 pneumonia discharges. Dr. Gohar Ghazarian of Galion Hospital in Galion ranked 3rd with 140 discharges while Dr. Rocky E. Pittman of Hillsdale Hospital in Hillsdale ranked 4th with 137. Dr. Ajay Chawla of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital in Mansfield rounded out the top five with 135 discharges, just behind Dr. Pittman.

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Dr. Mark Edwin Mckenzie was Nevada’s Only Physician to Discharge More than 100 GI Hemorrhage Medicare Inpatients

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By: Saparja Nag  Apr. 25, 2018

According to a recent analysis performed by Dexur, Dr. Mark Edwin Mckenzie of Valley Hospital Medical Center led Nevada physicians in gastrointestinal hemorrhage discharge volume with 103 discharges between January 2013 and December 2016. He was one of only five physicians in state to discharge more than 50 GI hemorrhage Medicare inpatients during the four year time period. Dr. Craig Steven Rau and Dr. Ricardo Ramirez Almaguer, both of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, ranked 2nd with 85 discharges and 3rd with 67 discharges, respectively. Ranking 4th was Dr. Lamont Ellis who practiced primarily at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and discharged 55 Medicare inpatients with GI hemorrhages, followed by Dr. Murray M. Rosenberg with 53 discharges to rank 5th.

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Nash General Hospital’s Dr. Shandal S. Emanuel and Dr. Daniel L. Crocker are North Carolina’s Highest Volume Physicians for Nutritional & Metabolic Disorders

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By: Jeffrey Maser  Apr. 24, 2018

A Dexur study of Medicare inpatient nutritional and metabolic disorder discharges shows that Dr. Shandal S. Emanuel of Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount accounted for more nutritional and metabolic disorder discharges than any other North Carolina physician with 109 discharges between 2013-2016. She was the only physician in the state with more than 100 such discharges during the timeframe. Dr. Daniel L. Crocker, who practiced at Nash General Hospital along with Dr. Emanuel, ranked 2nd with 98 discharges. Dr. Crocker also practiced at Rocky Mount's LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina. Dr. Emanuel and Dr. Crocker were the only two physicians in North Carolina with more than 60 discharges for these conditions during the four year period.

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Dr. Gyanchand J. Khicha of Wesley Medical Center Led Kansas Physicians with Over 300 Coronary Bypass Procedures in Four Years

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By: Saparja Nag  Apr. 19, 2018

A Dexur analysis of CMS Medicare claims data showed that the highest volume physician in Kansas for all coronary bypass procedures was Dr. Gyanchand J. Khicha, who practiced at Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Hospital St. Francis both in Wichita. Dr. G. Khicha discharged 324 coronary bypass Medicare inpatients between January 2013 and December 2016. He was followed by Dr. Sanjay G. Khicha, who had a discharge volume of 285. Dr. S. Kicha was associated with Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Hospital St. Francis alongside the other Dr. Khicha, as well as at Kansas Heart Hospital. The only other physician in the state to surpass 200 coronary bypass discharges was Dr. Matthew A. Arneson of Kansas Heart Hospital with 281 discharges over four years. Dr. Brett E. Grizzell ranked 4th as the only Kansas physician to discharge more than 150 coronary bypass inpatients during the time period.

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Dr. Aileen Garcia-Gayoso Led the Top 5 Highest Volume Tennessee Physicians for Renal Failure, Each of Whom Practice at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis

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By: Jeffrey Maser  Apr. 19, 2018

A recent study by Dexur analysts indicates that Dr. Aileen Garcia-Gayoso of Methodist University Hospital in Memphis accounted for 256 Medicare inpatient discharges with renal failure, the most of any Tennessee physician between 2013-2016. She was the only physician in the state with more than 200 discharges for this condition. Methodist University Hospital was also the practicing location for the next four highest volume physicians for the condition. Dr. Hany M. Habashy ranked 2nd with 184 discharges, while Dr. Randy Villanueva ranked 3rd with 154 discharges. Dr. Oluwatoyin J. Agbaosi ranked 4th with 152 discharges and Dr. Charles L. Carter ranked 5th with 150 discharges. These were the only physicians in the state with 150 or more renal failure discharges over the four year period.

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