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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$589K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$352K

2014

$425K

2015

$589K

2016

Number of Claims

3,327

2014

4,261

2015

5,348

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
CARVEDILOL 719

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

216

patients, 34% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 634

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

195

patients, 31% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

BRILINTA 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 July 28, 2014.
  • 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.