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James Goad, MD

Dr. Goad is a general surgeon in the Loxahatchee area. He is affiliated with Palms West Hospital and JFK Medical Center.
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Dr. Goad saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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

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

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

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2.3k doctors
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Dr. Goad saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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887 doctors
Dr. Goad saw endometriosis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Goad saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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636 doctors
Dr. Goad saw kidney cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Goad saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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

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

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Dr. Goad saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Goad saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Goad saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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715 doctors
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Dr. Goad saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Goad saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Goad saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Goad saw ovarian cyst patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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734 doctors
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Dr. Goad saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Goad saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Goad saw anal fistula patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Goad saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Goad’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Goad 32%
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. Goad’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Goad’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. Goad’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
60%
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. Goad’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Goad’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. Goad’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
89%
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. Goad’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Goad’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. Goad’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
88%
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. Goad’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. Goad’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. Goad’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Goad’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. Goad sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
12953 Palms West Dr
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
1,077 miles away
  • Spanish
Office
12955 Palms West Dr
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
1,078 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Arkansas College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1997

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Palms West Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • JFK Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield