Curtis Markel, MD
Same-day biopsy rate
As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.
Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients
When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.
To help you understand how Dr. Markel’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:
- We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Markel’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
- We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Markel’s.
By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Markel’s rate of same-day biopsy 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.
Dr. Markel sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.
Laramie, WY 82072
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Sidney, NE 69162
University of Colorado School of Medicine
MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1995
University of New Mexico Program
Dr. Markel is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.
Colorado Plains Medical CenterAHospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
McKee Medical CenterAHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
North Colorado Medical CenterAHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
Poudre Valley HospitalAHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
Medical Center of the RockiesCHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
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