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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

1,263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 1,054 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

3% of this provider’s 1,263 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,263 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 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

22,759

2014

20,472

2015

22,033

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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,962

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,600

prescriptions.

480

patients, 38% of all patients

10 1 9
CLOPIDOGREL 1,817

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,455

prescriptions.

408

patients, 32% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,399

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

340

patients, 27% of all patients

3 1
CARVEDILOL 1,316

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

344

patients, 27% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,310

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,113

prescriptions.

322

patients, 25% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 1,068

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

289

patients, 23% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 919

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

247

patients, 20% of all patients

7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

213

patients, 17% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

9 8
BYSTOLIC 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

10 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

161

patients, 13% of all patients

11 13
RANEXA 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
ELIQUIS 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
DIGOXIN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

14 26
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

15 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

17 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

18 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
DIGOX 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

22 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
PROPAFENONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

24 69
KLOR-CON M20 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

25 42
VALSARTAN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

27 5
CARTIA XT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 43
EFFIENT 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

29 37
BUMETANIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

29 66
LABETALOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

31 41
ACETAZOLAMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

32 85
FENOFIBRATE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

33 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

33 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 11
KLOR-CON 10 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 72
CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
NIFEDIPINE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

38 34
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
NITROSTAT 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

40 25
FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

41 62
SUCRALFATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

42 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

43 38
KLOR-CON M10 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 74
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

46 104
PRADAXA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

47 30
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 73
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

47 24
SOTALOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

51 67
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 55
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

53 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

54 46
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

55 63
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 56 78
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 58 71
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 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 April 27, 2015.
  • 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.