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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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8,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$698K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

1,247 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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 1,148 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 19%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$545K

2014

$649K

2015

$698K

2016

Number of Claims

6,838

2014

8,363

2015

8,051

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 1,026

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

276

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
CARVEDILOL 587

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 525

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
CLOPIDOGREL 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

8 8
AMIODARONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

9 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

12 19
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

14 18
BRILINTA 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

15 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
NITROSTAT 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 7
ELIQUIS 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

19 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

21 69
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 27
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

24 50
XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

25 16
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

26 26
TOPROL XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

27 42
SOTALOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

28 23
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

29 24
PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

30 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

31 45
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

32 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
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 Aug. 4, 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.