Nathan Linstrom, MD
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.
Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients
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. Linstrom’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:
- We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Linstrom’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
- 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. Linstrom’s.
By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Linstrom’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.
Dr. Linstrom sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
Surprise, AZ 85374
Maricopa, AZ 85138
University of Colorado School of Medicine
MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2003
Dr. Linstrom is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.
Banner Gateway Medical CenterAHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
Banner Casa Grande Medical CenterBHospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
Banner Good Samaritan Medical CenterCHospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
Banner Ironwood Medical CenterCHospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
Banner Goldfield Medical CenterHospital safety grade not available
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