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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 688 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

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$422K

2014

$474K

2015

$576K

2016

Number of Claims

5,691

2014

5,795

2015

6,518

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 525

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATENOLOL 496

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

2 15
XARELTO 478

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

3 14
LISINOPRIL 452

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
CARVEDILOL 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
AMIODARONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 20
FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

15 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

16 10
NITROSTAT 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 24
PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

22 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 19
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 25
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 30
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 Dec. 5, 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.