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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,457Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$272K

2012

$364K

2013

$435K

2014

$635K

2015

Number of Claims

4,441

2012

5,240

2013

5,651

2014

7,457

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

791

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

TIKOSYN 612

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

521

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

442

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MEXILETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

10
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL

Propafenone is used to trea... +

Propafenone is used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and to maintain a normal heart rate. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.