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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

832 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

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

9% of this provider’s 832 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 832 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$76 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

$890K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

12,993

2014

13,274

2015

14,184

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
FUROSEMIDE 736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

194

patients, 23% of all patients

1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 677

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 669

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
CLOPIDOGREL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
ATENOLOL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

5 21
SIMVASTATIN 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
CARVEDILOL 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

9 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
ELIQUIS 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 45
RANEXA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 9
CHLORTHALIDONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

22 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
BYSTOLIC 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
MIDODRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 33
VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 98
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 24
FAMOTIDINE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 58
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 100
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 81
CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 43
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 106
AMITIZA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 109
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 17
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 118
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 75
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 28
METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 35
CILOSTAZOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 49
DEXILANT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 89
ANORO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 119
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 34
KLOR-CON 10 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 120
NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

61 25
LIDOCAINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 122
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 124
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 76
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 Feb. 6, 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.