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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nuclear Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,149 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$524K

2014

$575K

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

6,060

2014

6,144

2015

8,489

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. 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 1,199

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,169

prescriptions.

393

patients, 34% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,080

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

306

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

ZETIA 422

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

PRALUENT PEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

10
ELIQUIS 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

REPATHA SURECLICK 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LIVALO 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

COREG CR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 12, 2017.
  • 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.