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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44

$307K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 44

820 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 713 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

94 of this provider’s 820 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 713 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

69 of this provider’s 820 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$125K

2012

$165K

2013

$219K

2014

$307K

2015

Number of Claims

3,303

2012

4,148

2013

4,688

2014

5,168

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
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

888

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

200

patients, 24% of all patients

10 1 1
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

396

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

2 8
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

351

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

3 7
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

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

276

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

4 6
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

273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

5 3
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

265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

9 15
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

169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

9 5
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

137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

11 21
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

127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

12 27
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

119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

13 37
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

14 10
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

15 26
TIKOSYN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

16 4
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

84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

17 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 19 35
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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

20 14
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

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

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 20 12
MEXILETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

22 16
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 23 17
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. 6, 2013.
  • 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.