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Samuel Harden Sr, MD

Dr. Harden is a general surgeon in the Pell City area. He is affiliated with Hca Kingwood Medical Center Vascular Ultrasound and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
154 doctors
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154 doctors
Top 5%
77 doctors
Dr. Harden saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Birmingham area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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129 doctors
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128 doctors
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64 doctors
Dr. Harden saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Birmingham area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Harden saw more sprained joint patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Birmingham area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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42 doctors
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42 doctors
Top 5%
21 doctors
Dr. Harden saw more gastroenteritis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Birmingham area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
Top 15%
17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Harden saw foot condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Harden saw H. pylori patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Harden saw indigestion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Harden saw sprained hand patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
46 doctors
Top 15%
46 doctors
Top 5%
23 doctors
Dr. Harden saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
25 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Harden saw dehydration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Harden saw sprained wrist patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
39 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
19 doctors
Dr. Harden saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Birmingham area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
63 doctors
Top 15%
63 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Harden saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Birmingham area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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20 doctors
Top 15%
20 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Harden saw kidney stones patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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31 doctors
Top 15%
31 doctors
Top 5%
15 doctors
Dr. Harden saw more open wound patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Birmingham area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
Top 15%
72 doctors
Top 5%
36 doctors
Dr. Harden saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
14 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Harden saw repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
79 doctors
Top 15%
80 doctors
Top 5%
39 doctors
Dr. Harden saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Harden saw broken foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.
Top 25%
90 doctors
Top 15%
89 doctors
Top 5%
44 doctors
Dr. Harden saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
64 doctors
Top 15%
64 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Harden saw osteoarthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
34 doctors
Top 15%
34 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Harden saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
142 doctors
Top 15%
142 doctors
Top 5%
71 doctors
Dr. Harden saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
147 doctors
Top 15%
147 doctors
Top 5%
73 doctors
Dr. Harden saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
21 doctors
Top 15%
21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Harden saw type 1 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.
Top 25%
68 doctors
Top 15%
68 doctors
Top 5%
34 doctors
Dr. Harden saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
107 doctors
Top 15%
108 doctors
Top 5%
53 doctors
Dr. Harden saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
53 doctors
Top 15%
53 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Harden saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
19 doctors
Top 15%
19 doctors
Top 5%
9 doctors
Dr. Harden saw gastritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
57 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Harden saw swelling patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Birmingham area. Learn more.

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Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

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

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

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

AFC Urgent Care
20 Hazelwood Dr
Pell City, AL 35125

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Credentials
  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1987

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Hca Kingwood Medical Center Vascular Ultrasound
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Southeast Alabama Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Big Bend Regional Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • Trilogy Health Insurance
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield