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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

2,005 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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 Arizona
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

1% of this provider’s 2,005 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$667K

2014

$751K

2015

$830K

2016

Number of Claims

10,904

2014

11,825

2015

12,498

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 1,308

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,250

prescriptions.

441

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 831

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

284

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 811

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

285

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 693

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

253

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

195

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

170

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
ELIQUIS 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

126

patients, 6% of all patients

7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

140

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
ATENOLOL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

126

patients, 6% of all patients

9 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

122

patients, 6% of all patients

10 30
CARVEDILOL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

126

patients, 6% of all patients

12 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

15 8
SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 3% of all patients

16 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

19 38
CARTIA XT 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

21 48
VALSARTAN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

22 28
XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

23 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

25 63
CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

26 41
DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

27 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

28 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

29 18
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

30 59
SOTALOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

31 26
NITROSTAT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

33 37
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

34 25
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

35 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

35 36
OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

37 46
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

38 78
RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

39 31
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

39 80
MIDODRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

41 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

42 58
CLONIDINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

43 84
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

44 40
AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

45 19
DIGOX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

46 57
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

47 47
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 June 10, 2016.
  • 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.