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Joshua Braveman, MD

Dr. Braveman is a general surgeon in the Columbus area. He is affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Braveman saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Braveman saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Braveman saw more colon polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.7k doctors
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Dr. Braveman saw more benign polyps patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.5k doctors
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Dr. Braveman saw more hemorrhoid patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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4.4k doctors
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Dr. Braveman saw more diverticulosis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.3k doctors
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652 doctors
Dr. Braveman saw more anal polyp patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Braveman saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.9k doctors
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947 doctors
Dr. Braveman saw kidney 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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15k doctors
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Dr. Braveman saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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298 doctors
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298 doctors
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148 doctors
Dr. Braveman 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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1.3k doctors
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634 doctors
Dr. Braveman saw genital warts 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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4.4k doctors
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Dr. Braveman saw more colon cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.4k doctors
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706 doctors
Dr. Braveman saw rectal 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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505 doctors
Dr. Braveman saw anal fissure 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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728 doctors
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728 doctors
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363 doctors
Dr. Braveman saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.9k doctors
Dr. Braveman saw diarrhea 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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793 doctors
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794 doctors
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396 doctors
Dr. Braveman saw fecal incontinence 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. Braveman saw gastroenteritis 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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38k doctors
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Dr. Braveman 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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Dr. Braveman saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 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. Braveman 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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Dr. Braveman saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) 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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5.0k doctors
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Dr. Braveman saw ulcerative colitis (UC) 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. Braveman saw asthma 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. Braveman saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 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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5.3k doctors
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Dr. Braveman saw more diverticulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Braveman 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. Braveman saw acute renal failure 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. Braveman saw high cholesterol 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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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Braveman’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
35%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Braveman’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. Braveman’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Braveman 54%
Predicted for his patients 76%

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

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

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

Wilkins Professional Building Imaging and Breast Health
285 E State St
Columbus, OH 43215
640 miles away
Westerville Medical Campus - Imaging Department
300 Polaris Pkwy
Westerville, OH 43082
633 miles away
OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus
1010 Refugee Rd
Pickerington, OH 43147
630 miles away

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Credentials
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1997

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Colon & Rectal Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Grant Medical Center
    B
    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
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • 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
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • 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
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield