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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 749 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

2% of this provider’s 809 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 809 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 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$493K

2014

$497K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

8,908

2014

9,331

2015

10,405

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 1,312

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,233

prescriptions.

265

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 891

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

886

prescriptions.

192

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 754

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 680

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

172

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
CLOPIDOGREL 518

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
CARVEDILOL 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
ELIQUIS 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

15 31
SOTALOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
PRADAXA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
OMEPRAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 40
KLOR-CON M20 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 41
LOVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 54
CILOSTAZOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 37
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 49
AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 45
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 34 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 33
NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

35 21
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 26
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 28
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 Nov. 14, 2013.
  • 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.