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Christopher Cassell, MD

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Dr. Cassell saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Detroit area in 2014–2017. Learn more.
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153 doctors
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152 doctors
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Dr. Cassell saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Detroit area in 2014–2017. Learn more.
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132 doctors
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131 doctors
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Dr. Cassell saw sprained joint patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Detroit area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Cassell accepts.
Broken femur repair (surgical) $8,970 – 13.0k
Broken humerus repair (surgical) $10.5k – 14.6k
Broken lower leg repair (surgical) $11.1k – 15.9k
Shoulder arthroscopy $5,388 – 14.3k

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. Cassell’s laparoscopic procedure rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Cassell’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 18%

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. Cassell’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Cassell’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. Cassell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Cassell’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 gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Cassell’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
93%
outpatient gallbladder removal 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. Cassell’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Cassell’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. Cassell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Cassell’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.

Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Cassell’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
4%
repeat hip replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement 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

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Cassell’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Cassell’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Cassell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Cassell’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Cassell’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Cassell’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate < 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement 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

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Cassell’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Cassell’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Cassell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Cassell’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Cassell sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

42645 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
376 miles away

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Credentials
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1978
  • St John Hospital and Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
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  • Medicare
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  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Pomco
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  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield