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Oliver Whipple, MD

Dr. Whipple is a surgeon in the Savannah area. He is affiliated with Meadows Regional Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more obesity patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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66 doctors
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33 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Whipple saw more hiatal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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22 doctors
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22 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw constipation patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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35 doctors
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35 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw anemia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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42 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw diabetes patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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48 doctors
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48 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more inguinal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Whipple saw umbilical hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Whipple saw Crohn's disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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7 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Savannah area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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5 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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26 doctors
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25 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.
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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw bowel obstruction patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw liver condition patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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11 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw diverticulitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Whipple saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Whipple saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Whipple saw cellulitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Savannah area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Whipple accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $3,837 – 15.9k
Gallbladder removal (open) $5,971 – 23.7k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $6,898 – 15.8k
Liver biopsy $3,829 – 6,624
Upper endoscopy $1,720 – 3,328

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Whipple’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
38%
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. Whipple’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Whipple’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. Whipple’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
89%
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. Whipple’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

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

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Whipple’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
65%
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. Whipple’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

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

Locations

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

Memorial Health University Medical Center
4700 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA 31404
528 miles away
3776 US Highway 17
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
541 miles away
459 GA Highway 119 S
Springfield, GA 31329
512 miles away
Office
3226 Hampton Ave
Brunswick, GA 31520
591 miles away
  • Spanish
Office
3780 US Highway 17
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
541 miles away

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Credentials
  • Memorial Health-University Medical Center/Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah) Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Mercer University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1999

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Meadows Regional Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Candler County Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • 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
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • 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
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield