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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

$931K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

1,192 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,106 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

3% of this provider’s 1,192 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$592K

2014

$712K

2015

$931K

2016

Number of Claims

9,446

2014

9,931

2015

11,507

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,262

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,105

prescriptions.

279

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
CARVEDILOL 660

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

178

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 634

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

159

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

159

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 525

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
ATENOLOL 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
XARELTO 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
ELIQUIS 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
BYSTOLIC 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

13 38
AMIODARONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

15 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

18 4
SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

21 72
PRADAXA 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

22 28
SOTALOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
TORSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
RANEXA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

29 41
MULTAQ 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 68
DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

31 23
EFFIENT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 33
CARTIA XT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

33 21
JANTOVEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 53
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

35 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

36 34
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 73
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. 8, 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.