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Daleela Dodge, MD

Dr. Dodge is a general surgeon in the Hershey area. She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center.
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Dr. Dodge saw more breast cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more lymphedema patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more carcinoma patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more fibrocystic breast patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw thyroiditis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more goiter patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw thyroid cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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1.1k doctors
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1.1k doctors
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547 doctors
Dr. Dodge saw Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more lymphoma patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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937 doctors
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937 doctors
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Dr. Dodge saw more gynecomastia patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more mastitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw thyroid nodules patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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652 doctors
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652 doctors
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Dr. Dodge saw ovarian cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Dodge saw hyperparathyroidism patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more thyroid condition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more breast cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Dodge saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.4k doctors
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Dr. Dodge saw more blood cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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3.3k doctors
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Dr. Dodge saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Dodge saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.3k doctors
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Dr. Dodge saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Dodge’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Dodge 2%
Predicted for her patients 13%

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Dodge’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. Dodge’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Dodge 49%
Predicted for her patients 71%

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. Dodge’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

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

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Dodge’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery 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. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

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

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Dodge’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  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 outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Dodge’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Dodge’s rate of outpatient 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.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Dodge’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
44%
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.

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

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. Dodge’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Dodge’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. 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. Dodge’s.

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

Locations

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

Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
191 miles away

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Credentials
  • Albany Medical College of Union University Albany
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1981

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • 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
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield