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Norman Rice, MD

Dr. Rice is an anesthesiologist in the DFW area. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Arlington and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton.
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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Rice’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Rice’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 11%

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Rice’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 hernia surgery rate

Dr. Rice’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
93%
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. Rice’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

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

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Locations

Dr. Rice sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

METROPOLITAN ANESTHESIA CONSULTANTS LLP
3300 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
1,158 miles away
  • Spanish
Rockwall Ambulatory Surgery Center
825 W Yellowjacket Ln
Rockwall, TX 75087
1,136 miles away
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano
4700 Alliance Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
1,151 miles away

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Credentials
  • Howard University College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1988

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Medical Center of Arlington
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • GlobalHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • WellMed Medical Management