Top 25 physician specialties by average charges

Nephrology is the physician specialty with the highest average charges per provider, according to claims data in a May report from Definitive Healthcare. 

Here are the top 25 physician specialties by average annual  charges, followed by charges per provider:

  1. Nephrology: $42,982,704
  2. Cardiac electrophysiology: $5,568,993
  3. Hematology/oncology: $5,037,403
  4. Medical oncology: $4,400,226
  5. Radiation oncology: $4,217,590
  6. Hand surgery: $3,192,109
  7. Hematology: $3,172,206
  8. Emergency medicine: $2,897,733
  9. Orthopedic surgery: $2,747,747
  10. Interventional cardiology: $2,625,423
  11. Interventional pain management: $2,625,100
  12. Gynecological oncology: $2,546,863
  13. Gastroenterology: $2,076,927
  14. Pain management: $2,046,951
  15. Urology: $1,952,513
  16. Neurosurgery: $1,905,202
  17. Vascular surgery: $1,740,080
  18. Ophthalmology: $1,702,049
  19. Sports medicine: $1,632,057
  20. Colorectal surgery: $1,607,198
  21. Otolaryngology: $1,548,438
  22. Interventional radiology: $1,516,977
  23. Rheumatology: $1,448,946
  24. Cardiologist: $1,439,911
  25. Surgical oncology: $1,415,110

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