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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.06M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

11,538

2014

10,945

2015

10,666

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 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

1 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

3 30
XARELTO 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

4 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

5 1
DIGOXIN 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

6 23
BYSTOLIC 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

7 31
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

8 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

9 27
CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

10 4
TORSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

11 61
AMIODARONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

13 33
SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
ELIQUIS 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

17 2
ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 91
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 40
VALSARTAN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 75
CHLORTHALIDONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 18
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 59
DIGOX 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 11
CLONIDINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 123
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 71
OMEPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
BENICAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 14
LABETALOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 101
FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 8
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 7
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 19
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 43 63
CARTIA XT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 73
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

44 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 92
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 94
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 180
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 129
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 29
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 51 101
DIGITEK 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 35
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 9, 2009.
  • 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.