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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 126

$327K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 126

466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 442 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 442 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$440K

2012

$424K

2013

$366K

2014

$327K

2015

Number of Claims

4,551

2012

4,734

2013

4,143

2014

3,687

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 and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. 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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

442

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

122

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
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

323

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
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

292

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

197

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
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

160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 2
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

149

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

132

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

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

104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 65
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
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

77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
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

58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 26
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 33
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 Feb. 25, 2015.
  • 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.