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Theodore Firestone, MD

Dr. Firestone is an orthopedic surgeon in the Phoenix area.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
18k doctors
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18k doctors
Top 5%
9.1k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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40k doctors
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Dr. Firestone saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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16k doctors
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16k doctors
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8.0k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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9.9k doctors
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9.9k doctors
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4.9k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw more abnormal gait patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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38k doctors
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38k doctors
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19k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) 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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11k doctors
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11k doctors
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5.3k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw weakness 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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36k doctors
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36k doctors
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18k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw vascular disease 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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578 doctors
Top 15%
578 doctors
Top 5%
288 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw osteonecrosis 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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22k doctors
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22k doctors
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11k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw back pain 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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23k doctors
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23k doctors
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11k doctors
Dr. Firestone saw back problems 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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Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Firestone’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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repeat hip replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement 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

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Firestone’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Firestone’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Firestone’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Firestone’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Firestone’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Firestone’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement 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

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Firestone’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Firestone’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Firestone’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Firestone’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

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

Eye Surgery Center at the Biltmore
2222 E Highland Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
2,177 miles away
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • French
  • German
20 Waterside Plz
New York, NY 10010
49 miles away
The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsda
20401 N 73rd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
2,166 miles away
10250 N 92nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
2,167 miles away
HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
7400 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
2,167 miles away

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Credentials
  • State University of New York
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery
    3. Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare