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Bruce Hoak, MD

Dr. Hoak is a surgeon in the College Station area. He is affiliated with College Station Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.

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Top 25%
22 doctors
Top 15%
22 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Hoak saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the College Station area. Learn more.

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29 doctors
Top 15%
29 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Hoak saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the College Station area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hoak saw hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the College Station area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Hoak saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the College Station area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Hoak saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the College Station area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hoak saw gallstones patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the College Station area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Hoak saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the College Station area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Hoak accepts.
Appendectomy $5,363 – 15.7k
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $5,660 – 14.5k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,534 – 12.4k
Office visit (new patient) $70 – 185

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic procedure rate

Dr. Hoak’s laparoscopic procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
5%
laparoscopic procedure rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Hoak’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Hoak’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Hoak’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Hoak’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient procedure rate

Dr. Hoak’s outpatient procedure rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
75%
outpatient procedure rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Hoak’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Hoak’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Hoak’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Hoak’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

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Office
800 Scott and White Dr
College Station, TX 77845
1,210 miles away
1700 University Dr E
College Station, TX 77840
1,209 miles away
Office
1600 University Dr E
College Station, TX 77840
1,209 miles away

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Credentials
  • West Virginia University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984
  • Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1983

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Hoak is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • College Station Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2016)
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Brenham
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2016)
  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-College Station
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2016)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • GlobalHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield