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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
810 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$565K

2014

$598K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

10,351

2014

11,368

2015

12,018

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.

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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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,151

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

198

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 727

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 26, 2012.
  • 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.