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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,411Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$236K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$192K

2014

$215K

2015

$236K

2016

Number of Claims

3,312

2014

3,769

2015

3,411

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 135

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

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 April 22, 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.