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Theodore Firestone, MD

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Top 25%
221 doctors
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221 doctors
Top 5%
110 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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470 doctors
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469 doctors
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234 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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192 doctors
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192 doctors
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96 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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132 doctors
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131 doctors
Top 5%
65 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw more abnormal gait patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Phoenix area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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444 doctors
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444 doctors
Top 5%
221 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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144 doctors
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144 doctors
Top 5%
71 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw weakness patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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431 doctors
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431 doctors
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215 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw osteonecrosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.
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268 doctors
Top 15%
268 doctors
Top 5%
133 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw back pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
289 doctors
Top 15%
289 doctors
Top 5%
144 doctors
Dr. Firestone saw back problems patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Phoenix area. 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 location.

Office
20401 N 73rd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
1,936 miles away

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Credentials
  • New York University School of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984

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
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield