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Howard Wiarda, MD

Dr. Wiarda is a radiologist in the Decatur area. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
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Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Wiarda’s same-day biopsy rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Wiarda 63%
Predicted for his patients 34%

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. Wiarda’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. Wiarda’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. Wiarda’s.

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

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Locations

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

Decatur Memorial Hospital
2300 N Edward St
Decatur, IL 62526
799 miles away

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Credentials
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1994

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Diagnostic Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Body Imaging
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Neuroradiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Diagnostic Ultrasound
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Therapeutic Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Vascular & Interventional Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Nuclear Radiology
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Radiology
    3. Pediatric Radiology

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance