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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

1,839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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 1,665 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

9% of this provider’s 1,839 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,839 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

23% 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

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.78M

2015

$1.98M

2016

Number of Claims

21,488

2014

22,710

2015

22,975

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 1,798

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,604

prescriptions.

508

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 1,349

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,210

prescriptions.

392

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,269

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,120

prescriptions.

370

patients, 20% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,178

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,097

prescriptions.

366

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
CLOPIDOGREL 1,168

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,025

prescriptions.

323

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 784

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

253

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

257

patients, 14% of all patients

7 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

226

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

179

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
PRADAXA 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

120

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

165

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

167

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
AMIODARONE HCL 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

166

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

128

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

155

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
ATENOLOL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

132

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

17 43
DIGOXIN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
ELIQUIS 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

10 20 57
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

21 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
NITROSTAT 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

237

patients, 13% of all patients

23 21
CARTIA XT 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

24 28
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

25 58
XARELTO 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

26 16
DIGOX 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

27 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

28 10
ENTRESTO 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

29 60
ZETIA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

30 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

32 69
SOTALOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

33 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

35 35
FAMOTIDINE* 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

36 72
CLONIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

37 49
METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

37 67
BUMETANIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

40 76
SPIRIVA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

41 78
OMEPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

42 40
EFFIENT 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

44 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

45 17
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 85
RANEXA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

47 22
TORSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

47 32
TOPROL XL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
CHLORTHALIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

50 52
METOLAZONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

51 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

51 33
NITROGLYCERIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

53 59
TIKOSYN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

54 86
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

55 88
VYTORIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

55 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

A 55 88
BRILINTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

58 36
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

59 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

60 62
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

60 43
CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

62 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 102
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

64 103
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 May 19, 2008.
  • 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.