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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$117K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$97.3K

2014

$95.5K

2015

$117K

2016

Number of Claims

3,309

2014

3,109

2015

3,470

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 400

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 248

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 159

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% 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 July 24, 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.