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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

1,112 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,112 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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 *

15% 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$359K

2014

$435K

2015

$544K

2016

Number of Claims

6,999

2014

7,899

2015

9,602

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
CLOPIDOGREL 743

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
CARVEDILOL 685

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

184

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 634

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 473

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
FUROSEMIDE 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
ATENOLOL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
ELIQUIS 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
CILOSTAZOL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

12 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
AMIODARONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

14 22
CARTIA XT 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

16 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

17 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 11
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

20 24
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
OMEPRAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

22 34
ZETIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
NITROSTAT 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

26 10
XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 56
TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

32 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 29
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 23
NITROGLYCERIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

35 62
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 Jan. 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.