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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 564 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

2% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 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

$444K

2014

$374K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

7,335

2014

7,593

2015

7,328

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 1,139

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,078

prescriptions.

218

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 563

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
CARVEDILOL 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
ATENOLOL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
ELIQUIS 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

10 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

12 7
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

14 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

15 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 10
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

17 64
CILOSTAZOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 37
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
LABETALOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 65
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
IRBESARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 68
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 50
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 43
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 28 54
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
SOTALOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 23
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 16
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. 2, 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.