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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 106

$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 106

946 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 829 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$501K

2012

$552K

2013

$530K

2014

$582K

2015

Number of Claims

11,425

2012

13,263

2013

13,573

2014

14,507

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
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

1,141

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

229

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,017

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

212

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
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

912

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
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

846

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

813

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

760

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
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

671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
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

590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

9 9
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

570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

10 18
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

479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
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

381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
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

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

16 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

248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

18 48
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

19 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

20 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
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

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

22 10
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

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
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

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 50
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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 31 52
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 37
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 83
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 74
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 49
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 53
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 29
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 Nov. 12, 2010.
  • 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.