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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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8,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$553K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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 Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 699 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$364K

2014

$423K

2015

$553K

2016

Number of Claims

6,749

2014

7,469

2015

8,390

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
CARVEDILOL 1,272

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,209

prescriptions.

189

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 781

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 671

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 663

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 520

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
ELIQUIS 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

9 17
XARELTO 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
BYSTOLIC 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

11 21
AMIODARONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
PRADAXA 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

13 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 3
SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

16 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

18 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

19 11
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 8
TORSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 43
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

23 23
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 24 31
PRALUENT PEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 24 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 26 70
PROPAFENONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 27 22
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, 2011.
  • 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.