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Top 20 physician groups for type 2 diabetes visits

More than 1 million Americans are newly diagnosed with diabetes each year and nearly 100 million American adults are estimated to have prediabetes. Both primary care providers and specialists such as endocrinologists treat patients with this chronic condition.

Using data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx and PhysicianGroupView products, we reviewed the physician groups that had the most encounters for patients with diabetes between January 2022 and September 2022. We filtered physician group medical claims by ICD-10 codes that begin with E11, which includes 100 type 2 diabetes mellitus codes.

Top physician groups based on type 2 diabetes patient encounters

RankDefinitive IDPhysician group nameLocationPercent of diabetes patient encountersExplore dataset
1550635Texas Health Physicians GroupArlington, TX1.80%Explore
2552007Hemet Community Medical GroupHemet, CA1.60%Explore
3715719Northeast Florida Endocrine and Diabetes AssociatesJacksonville Beach, FL1.00%Explore
4746511CHRISTUS Health PhysiciansCoushatta, LA0.80%Explore
51011464Mercy Health PhysiciansLima, OH0.70%Explore
6550748Southern California Permanente Medical GroupDowney, CA0.70%Explore
7552596American Health Network - IndianaIndianapolis, IN0.70%Explore
8552252Baptist Health Medical GroupLexington, KY0.70%Explore
91007685Piedmont Healthcare PhysiciansAthens, GA0.70%Explore
10553288OhioHealth Physician GroupMount Gilead, OH0.60%Explore
11550726Austin Regional Clinic PAAustin, TX0.50%Explore
12550386Indiana University Health PhysiciansAvon, IN0.50%Explore
13550489Northwell Health Physician PartnersPlainview, NY0.40%Explore
14550671University of Michigan HealthAnn Arbor, MI0.40%Explore
15550849Franciscan Medical GroupTacoma, WA0.40%Explore
161046191NorthShore Medical GroupEvanston, IL0.40%Explore
17941934Kettering Physician NetworkMiamisburg, OH0.40%Explore
18957550CareMount Medical PCPoughkeepsie, NY0.40%Explore
19639916Spartanburg Regional Healthcare PhysiciansSpartanburg, SC0.40%Explore
20929411Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical GroupRockville, MD0.40%Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx and PhysicianGroupView products for January 2022 to September 2022. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data accessed October 2022.

Which physician group has the most diabetes patient visits?

Texas Health Physicians Group, based in Arlington, Texas, had the most encounters for patients with type 2 diabetes. It is also one of the largest physician groups in the country based on Medicare charges. Hemet Community Medical Group in Hemet, California, and Northeast Florida Endocrine and Diabetes Associates in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, complete the top three physician groups on the list.

Three of the physician groups by type 2 diabetes patient encounters are located in Ohio. Two of the top 10 hospitals by diabetes visits are also in Ohio – Cleveland Clinic and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

What is the main cause of diabetes?

The cause of diabetes varies by type, however, the exact reasons for the condition are unknown. All of the types of diabetes can lead to excess sugar in the blood that can contribute to additional health problems.

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