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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$556K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

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

12% 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 676 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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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$468K

2014

$494K

2015

$556K

2016

Number of Claims

8,315

2014

8,690

2015

8,897

2016

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.

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 1,127

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

211

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 800

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

160

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
CARVEDILOL 622

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 509

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
ELIQUIS 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

12 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

14 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

16 31
CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 28
AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 26
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 49
RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 34
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 26 63
PRADAXA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 33
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
MULTAQ 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 61
SOTALOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 30 23
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 16
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Aug. 26, 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.