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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$515K

2014

$531K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

6,904

2014

7,693

2015

7,063

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 466

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 442

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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. 11, 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.