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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 496 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 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$303K

2014

$365K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

7,090

2014

8,537

2015

8,483

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 848

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

152

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 614

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 433

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

10 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
AMIODARONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
ELIQUIS 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
XARELTO 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 11
CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
BRILINTA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 41
RAMIPRIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 34
RANEXA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 30 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 36
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 19
EPLERENONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 65
TRANDOLAPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 34 68
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 Oct. 18, 2012.
  • 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.