Dr John Stephen Thurber, MD - Medicare Cardiac Surgery in Alabaster, AL

Dr John Stephen Thurber, MD is a medicare enrolled "Thoracic Surgery (cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)" physician in Alabaster, Alabama. He went to Tulane University School Of Medicine and graduated in 1994 and has 25 years of diverse experience with area of expertise as Cardiac Surgery. He is a member of the group practice Baptist Health Center - Princeton Cardiothoracic Surgery and his current practice location is 1004 1st St N, Alabaster, Alabama. You can reach out to his office (for appointments etc.) via phone at (205) 620-7523.

Dr John Stephen Thurber is licensed to practice in Alabama (license number 24029) 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 1699737155.

Contact Information

1004 1st St N
Alabaster
AL 35007-8766
(205) 620-7523
(205) 620-8667

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Physician's Profile

Full NameDr John Stephen Thurber
GenderMale
SpecialityCardiac Surgery
Experience25 Years
LocationAlabaster, 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 John Stephen Thurber attended and graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1994
  NPI Data:
  • NPI Number: 1699737155
  • Provider Enumeration Date: 04/03/2006
  • Last Update Date: 02/28/2017
  Medicare PECOS Information:
  • PECOS PAC ID: 9335272459
  • Enrollment ID: I20141105002721

Medical Identifiers

Medical identifiers for Dr John Stephen Thurber such as npi, medicare ID, medicare PIN, medicaid, etc.
IdentifierTypeStateIssuer
1699737155NPI-NPPES

Medical Taxonomies and Licenses

TaxonomyTypeLicense (State)Status
208G00000XThoracic Surgery (cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) 24029 (Alabama)Primary

Hospital Affiliation

Hospital NameLocationType
Shelby Baptist Medical CenterAlabaster, ALAcute Care Hospital

Group Practice Association

Group Practice NameGroup PECOS PAC IDNo. of Members
Baptist Health Center - Princeton Cardiothoracic Surgery488084927219

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 John Stephen Thurber allows following entities to bill medicare on his behalf.
Entity NameUniversity Of Alabama Health Services Foundation,pc
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1093768723
PECOS PAC ID: 1951213107
Enrollment ID: O20031105000261
Entity NameBaptist Health Center - Princeton Cardiothoracic Surgery
Entity TypePart B Supplier - Clinic/group Practice
Entity IdentifiersNPI Number: 1326388158
PECOS PAC ID: 4880849272
Enrollment ID: O20130311000339

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 John Stephen Thurber 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 John Stephen Thurber, MD
1004 1st St N
Alabaster
AL 35007-8766

Ph: (205) 620-7523
Dr John Stephen Thurber, MD
1004 1st St N
Alabaster
AL 35007-8766

Ph: (205) 620-7523

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Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) Doctors in Alabaster, AL


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