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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$517K

2014

$538K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

7,888

2014

7,598

2015

7,892

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
CARVEDILOL 588

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 May 17, 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.