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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$463K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$378K

2014

$462K

2015

$463K

2016

Number of Claims

7,102

2014

6,940

2015

6,994

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. 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 556

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 548

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 503

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 417

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

DIGOXIN 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

10
PRADAXA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

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 Oct. 4, 2011.
  • 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.