Dr David Lawrence Tharpe, MD - Medicare Nephrology in Homewood, AL

Dr David Lawrence Tharpe, MD is a medicare enrolled "Internal Medicine - Nephrology" physician in Homewood, Alabama. He went to Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine and graduated in 1972 and has 47 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Nephrology. He is a member of the group practice Nephrology Associates, Pc and his current practice location is 35 W Lakeshore Dr, Homewood, Alabama. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (205) 226-5900.

Dr David Lawrence Tharpe is licensed to practice in Alabama (license number 6288) and he also participates in the medicare program. He accepts medicare assignments (which means he accepts the Medicare-approved amount; you will not be billed for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance) and his NPI Number is 1902864440.

Contact Information

35 W Lakeshore Dr
Homewood
AL 35209-7253
(205) 226-5900
(205) 226-5937

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Physician's Profile

Full NameDr David Lawrence Tharpe
GenderMale
SpecialityNephrology
Experience47 Years
LocationHomewood, Alabama
Accepts Medicare AssignmentsYes. He accepts the Medicare-approved amount; you will not be billed for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance.
  Medical Education and Training:
  • Dr David Lawrence Tharpe attended and graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1972
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1902864440
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 05/03/2006
  • Last Update Date: 10/31/2018
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 7214845759
  • Enrollment ID: I20041007000056

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Dr David Lawrence Tharpe such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1902864440NPI-NPPES
TH000006316MedicaidAL

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
207RN0300XInternal Medicine - Nephrology 6288 (Alabama)Primary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
St Vincent's BirminghamBirmingham, ALAcute Care Hospital
Princeton Baptist Medical CenterBirmingham, ALAcute Care Hospital
Medical West, An Affiliate Of Uab Health SystemBessemer, ALAcute Care Hospital
Coosa Valley Medical CenterSylacauga, ALAcute Care Hospital

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
Nephrology Associates, Pc155733085925

Medicare Reassignments

Some practitioners may not bill the customers directly but medicare billing happens through clinics / group practice / hospitals where the provider works. Medicare reassignment of benefits is a mechanism by which practitioners allow third parties to bill and receive payment for medicare services performed by them. Dr David Lawrence Tharpe allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameNephrology Associates, Pc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1023030152
PECOS PAC ID: 1557330859
Enrollment ID: O20041001000790

Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment

Any physician or other eligible professional who prescribes Part D drugs must either enroll in the Medicare program or opt out in order to prescribe drugs to their patients with Part D prescription drug benefit plans. Dr David Lawrence Tharpe is enrolled with medicare and thus, if eligible, can prescribe medicare part D drugs to patients with medicare part D benefits.

Medicare Quality Measures

Quality ProgramParticipation
Reported to Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Yes
Used Electronic Health Record (EHR) No
Committed to heart health through the Million Hearts Initiative No

Mailing Address and Practice Location

Mailing AddressPractice Location Address
Dr David Lawrence Tharpe, MD
35 W Lakeshore Dr
Homewood
AL 35209-7253

Ph: (205) 226-5900
Dr David Lawrence Tharpe, MD
35 W Lakeshore Dr
Homewood
AL 35209-7253

Ph: (205) 226-5900

Reviews and Comments

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Dr. Jeffrey H Glaze, MD
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Phone: 205-226-5900    Fax: 205-226-5937
William Lyndon, MD
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Phone: 205-874-1958    Fax: 205-874-1943
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Dr. William Robert Spiegel, M.D.
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Dr. Harold E Giles Jr., M.D.
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Medicare: Accepting Medicare Assignments
Practice Location: 35 W Lakeshore Dr, Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205-226-5900    Fax: 205-226-5937

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Medicare Assignment: Assignment means that your doctor, provider, or supplier agrees (or is required by law) to accept the Medicare-approved amount as full payment for covered services. Most doctors, providers, and suppliers accept assignment, but you should always check to make sure. Participating providers have signed an agreement to accept assignment for all Medicare-covered services.

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