|By Rick Seltzer, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
They include cancer specialists, a surgical center, a dermatologist, ophthalmologists, an internal medicine doctor and an infectious disease expert. But seven of the 10 are affiliated with one of two medical organizations:
The doctor receiving the most from
Dayton was significantly ahead of other providers in
After Dayton, the next-highest
Grossman is an ophthalmologist who founded the
There are a number of reasons a physician could appear among the top
"I take care of individuals on a continuing basis," he said. "In many cases, these are people I've taken care of for 39 years. They've matured to
Schmalz also pointed out that
"I far more commonly hear from my colleagues that you don't want or will not take
About eight years ago, Schmalz calculated how long it took his practice to earn enough to pay off its overhead and expenses. It took 10 months, he said.
"When I woke up on
Another physician on the list of top 10 Bloomington providers receiving
The center's chief operating officer and chief financial officer,
Since she treats prostate cancer, her patients would often be old enough to be billed through
But the proton therapy center bills through a
"I really think we're going to find the reason she's on the list is she treats so many patients from outside the region," he said. "Prostate cancer, although it's fairly prevalent, the demographics for
Only 17 of Oldham's patients were from
The other physicians on the top 10 list did not respond to requests for comment left by telephone at their offices.
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