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Q: What percentage of your spine practice is Medicare patients?
J. Brian Gill, MD, Spine Surgeon, Nebraska Spine Center, Omaha: The percentage of Medicare patients in our practice is roughly 30-35 percent of our total patient population.
Marion R. McMillan, MD, Synergy Spine Center, Seneca, S.C.: Our Medicare percentage in a spine surgery practice specializing in non-fusion spinal stenosis care is about 40 percent.
Timothy A. Moore, MD, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland: 32 percent
Khawar Siddique, MD, Spine Surgeon, Beverly Hills Spine Surgery, Calif.: 20-30 percent
Paul Slosar, MD, President, SpineCare Medical Group, San Francisco Spine Institute: 25 percent approximately
Michael P. Steinmetz, MD, Medical Director, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland: 40 percent
MetroHealth Spine Center, Neurosciences Department, Cleveland: 34 percent
Texas Back Institute, Plano: Overall about 6-7 percent of our patients are Medicare.
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