As a cardiac surgeon, Dr. Vaughn Starnes performs sophistocated surgical procedures to treat heart conditions & defects in patients near Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Recommends
  • On Time
  • Friendly
  • Professional
  • Knowledgeable
  • Understandable
  • Helpful Staff

Dr Starnes performed a heart surgery on my 8 week old baby daughter with complete confidence and skill that is unbelievable in his skill set. Smart, cordial, and extremely personable and professional. Any child with a heart defect that will require a corrective surgery could not have a better Dr. to work on them. Thank you Sir for saving my child's life..!

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USC Care Medical Group Inc.  


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Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes is accepting new patients at this office.


1520 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Cardiac Surgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery & Thoracic Surgery & Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatric Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Multi Specialty
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Starnes
Dr. Starnes


Dr. Vaughn Starnes graduated from University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine in 1977.

Dr. Starnes has one office in California where he specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Surgery.

Dr. Starnes works with four hundred and eighty-nine doctors including Dr. Regina Berkovich and Dr. Sukgu Han.


Education & Training  

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Southern California

Languages Spoken  

  • English

Dr. Starnes's Medicare Fee‑for‑Service Data (2014)  

Please Note: The information displayed below is sourced from the 2014 Medicare Physician and Other Supplier National Provider Identifier (NPI) Aggregate Report. It's important to remember that the statistics below are not inclusive of all patients treated by Dr. Starnes, but only those who participate in Medicare.

  • Doctor participates in Medicare?: Yes 
  • Number of HCPCS Codes: 40 
  • Number of Services: 300 
  • Medical Suppress Indicator:  
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Medical Services: 40 
  • Number of Medical Services: 300 
  • Number of Medicare Patients with Medical Services: 119 
  Medicare Patient Demographics
  • Total Number of Medicare Patients: 119 
  • Average Age of Medicare Patients: 75 
  • Number of Patients Under Age 65: 0 
  • Number of Patients Age 65 to 74: 50 
  • Number of Patients Age 75 to 84: 36 
  • Number of Patients Over Age 84: 0 
  • Number of Female Patients : 46 
  • Number of Male Patients: 73 
  • Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients: 94 
  • Number of Black or African American Patients: 0 
  • Number of Asian Pacific Islander Patients: 0 
  • Number of Hispanic Patients: 11 
  • Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Race Not Elsewhere Classified: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare Only Entitlement: 99 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare & Medicaid Entitlement: 20 
  Medicare Patient Condition Demographics
  • Percent of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: 50% 
  • Percent of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia: 10% 
  • Percent of Patients with Asthma: 12% 
  • Percent of Patients with Cancer: 16% 
  • Percent of Patients with Heart Failure: 72% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: 48% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 30% 
  • Percent of Patients with Depression: 21% 
  • Percent of Patients with Diabetes: 51% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hyperlipidemia: 75% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): 75% 
  • Percent of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease: 75% 
  • Percent of Patients with Osteoporosis: 9% 
  • Percent of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Osteoarthritis: 44% 
  • Percent of Patients with Schizophrenia / Other Psychotic Disorders: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Stroke: 0% 
  Medicare Payments Data
  • Total Submitted Charge Amount: $1,324,870.00 
  • Total Medicare Allowed Amount: $334,803.44 
  • Total Medicare Payment Amount: $262,326.23 
  • Total Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $253,702.61 
  • Total Medical Submitted Charge Amount: $1,324,870.00 
  • Total Medical Medicare Allowed Amount: $334,803.44 
  • Total Medical Medicare Payment Amount: $262,326.23 
  • Total Medical Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $253,702.61 
  Medicare Prescription Drug Data
  • Drug Suppress Indicator: n/a 
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Medicare Beneficiaries With Drug Services: 0 
  • Total Drug Submitted Charge Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Allowed Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Payment Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $0.00 

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