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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$287K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 492 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

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$240K

2014

$283K

2015

$287K

2016

Number of Claims

5,758

2014

6,651

2015

6,966

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

141

patients, 25% of all patients

1 6
CARVEDILOL 519

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
BYSTOLIC 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 55
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 46
KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 42
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 35
XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 17
INDAPAMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 26 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 26
BENICAR HCT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 115
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 23
CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 43
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 39
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 Feb. 12, 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.