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Kathryn Wheel, MD

Dr. Wheel is a general surgeon in the East Stroudsburg area. She is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono.
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Conditions treated

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145 doctors
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146 doctors
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72 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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38 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more pressure ulcer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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35 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more leg ulcer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more non-alcoholic liver disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw kidney cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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179 doctors
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179 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Wheel saw chronic skin ulcer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Wheel saw cholestasis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.
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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw concussion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.
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84 doctors
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84 doctors
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42 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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165 doctors
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164 doctors
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82 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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38 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.
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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Wheel saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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74 doctors
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74 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more liver condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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158 doctors
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157 doctors
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78 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw kidney stones patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.
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160 doctors
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160 doctors
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79 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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142 doctors
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142 doctors
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71 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Allentown area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Wheel saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.
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40 doctors
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40 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Wheel saw open wound patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Allentown area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Wheel’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
40%
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. Wheel’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Wheel’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. Wheel’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
85%
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. Wheel’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

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

500 Plaza Ct
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
182 miles away
200 E Brown St
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
181 miles away

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Credentials
  • University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2006

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SelectHealth
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield