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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 703 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

2% of this provider’s 814 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$462K

2014

$538K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

9,822

2014

11,185

2015

11,334

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
CARVEDILOL 1,257

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,004

prescriptions.

195

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 730

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 673

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
CLOPIDOGREL 598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
FUROSEMIDE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
SOTALOL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

9 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
ELIQUIS 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

14 5
AMIODARONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

15 17
XARELTO 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

20 26
CRESTOR 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
RANEXA 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 29
TORSEMIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 30
EFFIENT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

25 33
CILOSTAZOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

26 37
RAMIPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
BENICAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 86
PROPAFENONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 42
NITROSTAT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

31 25
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 19
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 41
CARTIA XT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 75
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 37 44
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 37 47
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 June 7, 2010.
  • 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.