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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$450K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 694 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

0% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$354K

2014

$406K

2015

$450K

2016

Number of Claims

7,007

2014

7,695

2015

8,243

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 845

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

182

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 657

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 629

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 575

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 572

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
CLOPIDOGREL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

9 2
INDAPAMIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

10 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

11 11
ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
CHLORTHALIDONE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

13 45
CLONIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

14 35
NITROSTAT 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

15 21
CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

16 20
XARELTO 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 10
ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

19 14
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 30
CARTIA XT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

23 28
MULTAQ 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

24 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 6
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 29
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

28 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 15
EFFIENT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 36
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 16
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 22
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, 2016.
  • 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.