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Donald Peterson II, MD

Dr. Peterson is a general surgeon in the Rancho Cordova area. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital of Folsom and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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252 doctors
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252 doctors
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125 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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62 doctors
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61 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more vaginal prolapse patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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42 doctors
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42 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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50 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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95 doctors
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96 doctors
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47 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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114 doctors
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115 doctors
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57 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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126 doctors
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127 doctors
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63 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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19 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Sacramento area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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296 doctors
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296 doctors
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147 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw appendicitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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35 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw diverticulitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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102 doctors
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103 doctors
Top 5%
51 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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149 doctors
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149 doctors
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74 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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123 doctors
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123 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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166 doctors
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167 doctors
Top 5%
83 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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254 doctors
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254 doctors
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126 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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38 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw bowel obstruction patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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20 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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261 doctors
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261 doctors
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130 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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126 doctors
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126 doctors
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63 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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169 doctors
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169 doctors
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84 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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236 doctors
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236 doctors
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118 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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211 doctors
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212 doctors
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105 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.
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218 doctors
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218 doctors
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109 doctors
Dr. Peterson saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Sacramento area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Peterson’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Peterson 43%
Predicted for his patients 21%

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Peterson’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. Peterson’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Peterson 29%
Predicted for his patients 66%

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Peterson’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. Peterson’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Peterson 43%
Predicted for his patients 72%

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

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

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

Locations

Dr. Peterson sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

5122 Crystal Cove Dr
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
2,520 miles away
151 N Sunrise Ave
Roseville, CA 95661
2,517 miles away

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Credentials
  • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1971

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Mercy Hospital of Folsom
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare