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Jose Sterling, MD

Dr. Sterling is a general surgeon in the Santa Fe area. He is affiliated with CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Sterling saw digestive tract conditions 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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11k doctors
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5.5k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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5.2k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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3.6k doctors
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3.6k doctors
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1.8k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw more inguinal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.1k doctors
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6.1k doctors
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3.0k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw more gallstones patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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505 doctors
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504 doctors
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252 doctors
Dr. Sterling saw pneumothorax 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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2.0k doctors
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2.0k doctors
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1.0k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw appendicitis 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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3.1k doctors
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3.1k doctors
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1.5k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw umbilical hernia 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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5.8k doctors
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5.8k doctors
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2.9k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw drug allergies 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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2.7k doctors
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2.7k doctors
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1.3k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw collapsed lung 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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2.4k doctors
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2.4k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw cholecystitis 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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9.0k doctors
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9.0k doctors
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4.5k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw abscess 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. Sterling saw pain 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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10k doctors
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10k doctors
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5.0k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw open wound 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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19k doctors
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19k doctors
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9.7k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw allergies 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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39k doctors
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39k doctors
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19k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) 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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17k doctors
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17k doctors
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8.7k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw liver condition 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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37k doctors
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37k doctors
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18k doctors
Dr. Sterling 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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5.5k doctors
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5.5k doctors
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2.7k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw bowel obstruction 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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31k doctors
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31k doctors
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Dr. Sterling saw lung condition 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. Sterling saw obesity 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. Sterling saw anxiety 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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19k doctors
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19k doctors
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9.4k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw cellulitis 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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21k doctors
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10k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw acid reflux 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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20k doctors
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9.8k doctors
Dr. Sterling saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Sterling’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Sterling 28%
Predicted for his patients 68%

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

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

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

Locations

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

Physicians Plaza Surgery Center
1631 Hospital Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505
1,913 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2003

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Internal Medicine
    3. Critical Care Medicine

Hospital affiliations

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

  • CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2020)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield