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Rhonda Wachsmuth, MD

Dr. Wachsmuth is a general surgeon in the Marietta area. She is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and 4 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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35 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more fibrocystic breast patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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656 doctors
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656 doctors
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327 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more breast cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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101 doctors
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100 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more breast cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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65 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more lymphoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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65 doctors
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65 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more carcinoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more mastitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more lymphedema patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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25 doctors
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25 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more gynecomastia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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147 doctors
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147 doctors
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73 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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296 doctors
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295 doctors
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147 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more birth defects patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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565 doctors
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566 doctors
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282 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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302 doctors
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301 doctors
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150 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more congenital disorders patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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76 doctors
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76 doctors
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37 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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372 doctors
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372 doctors
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185 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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375 doctors
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375 doctors
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187 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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53 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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585 doctors
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585 doctors
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292 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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249 doctors
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248 doctors
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124 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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324 doctors
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323 doctors
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161 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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467 doctors
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468 doctors
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233 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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187 doctors
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186 doctors
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93 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw sleep disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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237 doctors
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237 doctors
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118 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw hemorrhage patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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461 doctors
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461 doctors
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230 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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528 doctors
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528 doctors
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264 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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152 doctors
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152 doctors
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75 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw open wound patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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222 doctors
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221 doctors
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110 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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250 doctors
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250 doctors
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125 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw swelling patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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354 doctors
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355 doctors
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177 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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288 doctors
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288 doctors
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143 doctors
Dr. Wachsmuth saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Wachsmuth’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
76%
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. Wachsmuth’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

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

Marietta Outpatient Surgery Center
780 Canton Rd NE
Marietta, GA 30060
526 miles away

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Credentials
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1988
  • Carolinas Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Northside Hospital-Cherokee
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Wellstar Cobb Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Wellstar Paulding Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Northside Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • 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
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield