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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 70 providers in this state and specialty

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 70 providers in this state and specialty

860 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 838 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 860 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$601K

2014

$676K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

8,981

2014

8,999

2015

8,680

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
CARVEDILOL 1,013

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

247

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 636

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
CLOPIDOGREL 575

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
CRESTOR 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

12 7
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

14 4
ELIQUIS 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 17
ZETIA 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

16 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

17 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
XARELTO 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 20
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 12
DIGOX 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
NADOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 71
NITROSTAT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

27 31
CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
TIKOSYN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 18
EFFIENT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 37
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 67
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 78
SOTALOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 33
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 19
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.