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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$385K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$256K

2014

$307K

2015

$385K

2016

Number of Claims

4,325

2014

4,919

2015

5,128

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CARVEDILOL 444

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

SOTALOL 416

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TIKOSYN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.