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Paul Collins, MD

Dr. Collins is a general surgeon in the Saint Petersburg area. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and 6 more hospitals.
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Dr. Collins saw more vascular disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more swelling patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more venous insufficiency patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more stroke patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more cerebrovascular disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more arteriosclerosis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more aortic aneurysm patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more aneurysm patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more varicose veins patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more thrombosis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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

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Dr. Collins saw more phlebitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more arteriovenous (AV) fistula patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Collins saw more leg ulcer patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more chronic kidney disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Collins saw more clotting disorders patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Collins saw boil 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. Collins saw more kidney failure patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more high cholesterol patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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

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Dr. Collins saw more lymphedema patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more pulmonary embolism (PE) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more gangrene patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Collins saw more goiter patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Collins’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Collins 24%
Predicted for his patients 18%

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

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Collins’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. Collins’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
74%
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. Collins’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Collins’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. Collins’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. Collins’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

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

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

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Collins’s same-day biopsy rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Collins 93%
Predicted for his patients 55%

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.

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

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. Collins’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Collins’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. 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. Collins’s.

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

Locations

Dr. Collins sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
960 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
794 miles away

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Credentials
  • Wilford Hall Medical Center (AETC) Military Only Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Central Florida College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1979

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Vascular Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Palms of Pasadena Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Saint Josephs Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Shimberg Breast Center at St Joseph's Hospital-South
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • St Anthonys Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • St Joseph's Hospital North
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Bayfront Health - St Petersburg
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Magellan Health
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield