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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$513K

2014

$703K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

10,455

2014

10,138

2015

9,775

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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 823

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 551

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 458

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

RANEXA 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 15, 2018.
  • 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.